Obama’s Pick Is a Winner, Already

Choosing Sonia Sotomayor as his first nominee to the United States Supreme Court will allow Barack Obama to prove three important things. As a politician, he is not afraid of a fight. As a constitutional lawyer, he is willing and able to defend his conception of that living document. And as president, he is prepared to brush aside the phony consensus of Washington’s gossipy elite.
Whatever battle ensues over the nomination of Ms. Sotomayor, a judge currently serving on New York’s Second Circuit federal appeals court and a woman with working-class Puerto Rican roots in the Bronx, the president should welcome it, because he cannot lose politically.

Obama’s Pick Is a Winner, Already