You have to love stories like this one ("Similarities to Clinton land Obama in a tough spot"):
Part of Obama's problem, analysts say, is that despite how hard his campaign is working to highlight its differences - he is vowing again this week to take her on more directly - he and Clinton are simply not far apart on major issues.
"It's Wal-Mart and Kmart - they're occupying the same space," said Benjamin Ginsberg, a political science professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
That, analysts say, puts Obama in something of a box: If he and Clinton are too alike on substance and policy, Clinton's character should be his prime target - but to attack that would undermine the unifying, positive message of his candidacy.
Ok, you don't have to, but I do. The illusion of choice within the Democratic Party is the lesser version of the illusion of choice between the Democrats and Republicans, and it's part of the reason that I find it so amusing to watch liberals agonizing over which of these pro-corporate, pro-war candidates to support. But it's rare to see it called out so explicitly in the national press.
UPDATE: I'm shocked to discover that both of my title monikers had already been used elsewhere (damn your oily hide, Google!). But it looks like "Barillary Oblinton" would have been completely original and daring.