I already knew that he and I agree on most of the issues. (Hear that, Senator? If you do an interview with us, you'll get treated right!) I'm also charmed that he took some time to talk with feminist bloggers. When my mom watches, though, she'll want to tell him not to slouch.
Also, as the returns from today's primaries roll in, and both Democratic candidates find separate groups of liberal supporters, David Cohen of Feminist Law Professors points out what is most important - Justice Stevens:
At 88, Justice Stevens is the oldest member of the Supreme Court. I wouldn’t put much money on the chances of him making it as a member of the Court to 2012, the next presidential election. So, in all likelihood, he will need to be replaced during the next President’s term. If McCain is the President, he has given every indication, through his votes and his speeches, that he would appoint another Justice in the Alito/Roberts conservative mold. With that Justice replacing Stevens, the McCain-appointed conservative would be the fifth vote for a young, solid conservative majority on the Court. Roe, Lawrence, Romer, Gratz, VMI, and many other progressive decisions would be at serious risk.
But, if Clinton or Obama is President, whatever you think of their general merit compared to one another, Justice Stevens’ replacement would undoubtedly not be a young conservative. With a likely more solidified Democratic majority in the Senate, President Clinton or President Obama would protect the progressive Supreme Court that has become central to our modern constitutional order.
Justice Stevens is doing so much good for our country - let's not let him be replaced by someone who will work to undo that good.
How are other people feeling about politics and the elections?