Observation by James Taranto, Wall Street Journal:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden are both lawyers. Neither John McCain nor Sarah Palin is a lawyer. Kedwards were both lawyers too, whereas neither George W. Bush nor Dick Cheney is one.

Eugene Volokh, a lawyer, extends the pattern further: Of 12 Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees since 1980, all but two (Jimmy Carter and Al Gore) were lawyers. Of the nine Republican nominees in the same period, all but two (Dan Quayle and Bob Dole) were nonlawyers.

Very interesting, and hopefully a good omen.   Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are the only two democrat presidential nominees to recieve a majority of the popular vote since Lyndon B. Johson.   B.J. Clinton only got elected due some big eared fool on the ballot.   Clinton never got a majority of the popular vote.   Gore dd.  So why to the ‘rats treat the Clintons like royalty but Gore like a pariah.   Maybe they just lke losing.

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