Posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 8:10 AM
The president takes pre-emptive shots at an activist Supreme Court.
Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
One: This wouldn't be unprecedented. Two: Does the White House know how the preliminary straw poll of justices went down on Friday? Is it already 5-4 against them? This sounds an awful lot like pre-spinning, doesn't it?
Newt Gingrich wants to influence the Republican platform.
The delegates are well to the right of Romney. That doesn't mean they necessarily want to buck Romney, but I do think they may well say to Romney, 'It would really be good for you to run as a genuine conservative.
If a party platform had any weight anymore, or if anyone actually read the thing, this would be a big deal.
This is why some Ron Paul supporters can't have nice things.
"I guess my question is -- do you believe it’s a sin for a white man to marry and procreate with a black?" Hatch asked.
"No. Next question," Romney responded tersely, turning his back to Hatch and looking for another raised hand.
I said "some!" It's just that outsider candidates can't help but attract these sorts of unhelpful attaboys.