I wonder if Obama pre-thought the whole contraception thing through, knew he would compromise, knew how it would rally liberal women while leaving the Repubs holding the (unpopular) bag of seeming to work against contraception (rather than for religious liberty).
It just seems too neat and clean how he was able to turn defeat into apparent victory seemingly overnight.
Obama's a guy who was able to outplay Bill Clinton, no slouch as far as politics go, by drawing him into saying impolitic things around the time of the SC primary back four years ago. And how Obama survived the Rev. Wright controversy and the Ayers connection and others is beyond me. Sometimes I think all the Republicans are pikers compared to Obama when it comes to politics.