Obama on habeas corpus:
Obama went on to criticize the Bush administration's suspension of the right of habeas corpus for suspected terrorists. ...
It happened Monday night before a boisterously friendly crowd in a high school gym in this affluent northwestern Detroit suburb, in answer to a woman's rambling question about civil liberties. ...
"Habeas corpus ... is the foundation of Anglo-American law, which says very simply, if the government grabs you, then you have the right to at least ask, `Why was I grabbed?' and say, `Maybe, you've got the wrong person.'
"The reason we have that safeguard is we don't always have the right person. We don't always catch the right person.
"We may think this is Muhammad the terrorist. It might be Muhammad the cab driver. You may think it's Barack the bomb-thrower. But it might be Barack, the guy running for president."
Good. Or better.
Fine words butter no parsnips. Habeas corpus is just a latin phrase without the rule of law, and Obama voted to gut the rule of law, and the Fourth Amendment, by voting for FISA "reform" [cough], one of the few bills this D Congress actually managed to pass. So I don't see how Obama can differentiate himself from McCain on this issue (at least with voters who've followed the issue, as the "rambling" questioner surely hadn't).
That's why it's the economy. Stupid.