Sunday, May 04, 2008

A correction

I need to post a correction to my summary of Ed Rose's position on the election. In his words:
"Supporting Obama based on the fact that he is more likely to beat McCain whom I believe will destroy the Supreme Court (and the constitution) for decades.

I believe that while Clinton's Policies are probably slightly closer to McCain's in many ways, her Supreme Court picks will be much closer to Obama's in terms of being safely liberal. (i.e., not like Scalia who was recently quoted as saying "who ever said Torture was Punishment?")

So...First Choice: Anyone but McCain. So...Obama based on current thinking in terms of who can beat him...but also support Hillary.

I think the (R)s have done quite enough for the country for now. "

So, my interpretation would be that he is taking more of a pragmatic view than I concluded in my original post...

I'll post on my view on the economy shortly - which Ed and I discussed as well. He is more confident than I am in the direction: he has been short for a while and, despite the recent run-up, is ahead. I'm stradeling the fence more on that one...

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