Is Hillary a Good Politician?
Red State has a good analysis on Hillary's effectiveness (or lack thereof). Essentially it comes down to this:
Hillary Clinton is a bad politician. Ironically her awfulness as a politician is why people think she is so great. Her political moves are so obvious that everybody discusses how “political” she is. “Oooooh...she is so Machiavellian!” Pundits are in awe of how overtly political she is -- and they assume that her overtness is a sign of her excellence. Far from it. As anybody who has read The Prince knows, the true Machiavellian is one that everybody thinks is a saint.