Here is my big thought on the recent noteworthy study that only seems to diss conservatives.

I agree with Joe in the thread and others that this election is shaping up to be a lot like 2004, which means the election will be close and decided in Ohio and Florida. It might also mean that the campaign with the best turnout machine prevails. (Good news for Obama.) It might also mean that Rubio might actually make a difference as the VP candidate. (Those candidates usually—as in 2004—don’t make a significant difference.)

I’m still waiting for Obamacare supporters to become born-again supporters of judicial restraint, and so able to distinguish between the unanimous decision of BROWN and the judicial legislation from divided and politicized Courts in ROE and BUSH v. GORE. There is an argument that the principle of limitation that would overturn the mandate and so probably the law as a whole shouldn’t come from a 5-4 vote. But because no one is making that argument with “authenticity” that comes from recognizing the error that was ROE, I’m for striking down on the narrowest possible basis.

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