by xenontab, Tue May 13, 2008 at 06:29:00 AM EDT
One of the Clinton campaigns final arguement for going to the convention is that even pledged delegates can change their minds so no lead is insurmountable. Under the heading be careful what you wish for "Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, a Democratic convention delegate pledged to support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, said yesterday that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama has "in a real sense" won the Democratic nomination and that he now plans to support Obama at the August convention"
I have mixed feelings about this. It does seem to come under the heading "Karmic retribution" But, even though I am an Obama supporter I do not think the the voters of Maryland that voted for Clinton should be disenfranchised in this manner.
by xenontab, Fri May 09, 2008 at 09:44:15 PM EDT
The newly Elected President will have many duties that will echo down the years even after they have left the office. One of the most important, and long lasting, is the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.
The new president will appoint perhaps as many as two to three justices, replacing progressive voices on the court. (Justice Stevens is old enough to have attended a Cubs World Series). The conservative on the court seem to be enjoying both youth and revoltingly good health.
Senator McCain has recently promised to appoint Conservative (with a capital C)judges. As he stated "My nominees will understand that there are clear limits to the scope of judicial power, and clear limits to the scope of federal power..." When applied to the Supreme Court we all know that is code for "I will appoint judges to overturn Roe v. Wade"