I had a dream last night about the election. Just before the conventions, Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement and the issue of the Court came front and center for the rest of the campaign. In my sleep, anyway, this was a great development for Obama.
Even presuming nothing so dramatic actually happens, the effect might not be such a bad idea. What do you think? Could Obama make gains by playing up the rightward jolt a McCain presidency would give the Court? Or would it bring out social conservatives in a year they may be otherwise inclined to stay at home?