Glenn Greenwald, of all people, notices the obvious, despite the number of others who haven't.
"... the remarkable courage required to publicly defend someone as
marginalized and besieged as the former first lady, two-term New York
senator, secretary of state, and current establishment-backed
multimillionaire presidential front-runner. Krugman — in a tweet
proclamation that has now been re-tweeted more than 10,000 times — heralded himself this way: “I was reluctant to write today’s column because I knew journos would hate it. But it felt like a moral duty.”
As my colleague Zaid Jilani remarked
“I can imagine Paul Krugman standing in front of the mirror saying,
‘This is *your Tahrir Square* big guy.’” Nate Silver, early yesterday
morning, even suggested that Krugman’s Clinton-defending column was so
edgy and threatening that the New York Times — which published the column — was effectively suppressing Krugman’s brave stance by refusing to promote it on Twitter (the NYT tweeted Krugman’s column a
few hours later, early in the afternoon). Thankfully, it appears that
Krugman — at least thus far — has suffered no governmental
recriminations or legal threats, nor any career penalties, for his
intrepid, highly risky defense of Hillary Clinton."
Gotta love it. It's something like the Tim Tebow Effect, where Hillary's supporters really do perceive her as a beleaguered, unfairly picked-on person, who has only persevered by her remarkable strength of character.