Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I am curious to hear what law professors make of the Democratic nomination process (it does, after all, involve three lawyers!). The remarkable change in fortunes for Hillary Clinton over the last couple of weeks seems to betray almost a sense of relief among voters, as though now they have another viable and competitive candidate who is not her. Senator Obama, despite saying almost nothing of substance in most of his speeches, may be the most effective orator on the national stage since Ronald Reagan performed his own psycotherapy on the public more than a quarter-century ago. The prospect of the first female or first African-American President is exciting to many--and notwithstanding the fact that we have already had a female African-American (Rice) and a male African-American (Powell) orchestrating much of the current international catastrophe in which the U.S. finds itself.
So what do law professors think? Signed comments are far more likely to appear, regardless of point of view. I am genuinely curious what my professional colleagues make of the current electoral situation. Post only once; comments are moderated and may take awhile to appear.
UPDATE: Comments are now open, sorry about that!