Senator John McCain came out swinging - calling Obama on his ties to ACORN, and Bill Ayres. But the best part of the debate was McCain's defense of human life.
Yes, he said he would have no litmus test for judges, but said he would appoint strict constructionists. This is the only legitimate way to interpret the Constitution. Once you allow judges to legislate from the bench as liberal judges have done, you don't have a Constitution any more. The right to life, to private property, and the second amendment have been under attack.
Obama said before an audience of Planned Parenthood workers in July 2007 that Ruth Baider Ginsburg is his model for appointments to the Supreme Court. She is the most radical of the Justices. Obama's choice of Joe Biden is a further indication that the Supreme Court Justices Obama will nominate will have to pass his pro-abortion litmus test or face the kind of disgraceful treatment of character-assassination-by-Senate-committee that Biden doled out to Clarence Thomas. Remember, Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Both hearings involved personal attacks on the judges in an attempt to assail their character. So much so that Justice Clarence Thomas said of the hearings: "This is a circus, a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves. And it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U. S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.”