26 June 2008
The continuing rollout of a more conservative Obama… now noting that he opposes the death penalty ruling of the Supreme Court yesterday:
I have said repeatedly that I think that the death penalty should be applied in very narrow circumstances for the most egregious of crimes. I think that the rape of a small child, 6 or 8 years old, is a heinous crime and if a state makes a decision that under narrow, limited, well-defined circumstances the death penalty is at least potentially applicable, that that does not violate our Constitution.
It will be a long march to November, I hope he can hold his coalition together even while spouting this stuff. I, for one, am not happy. (Hat tip to Andrew for the link.)
Congratulations to everyone (that’s you Ben!) who made yesterday’s ruling possible!