Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-NY) stated today that Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is “virtually filibuster proof.”
When Captain Camera (and one of the Dems’ top attack dogs) comes out and says that so-and-so is a sure thing, it means The One is worried. Sonia Sotomayor is likely to be confirmed. But the Democrats are nervous, because they know Americans by nature detest racial politics.
If President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sotomayor fails, this is the inflection point historians will look to: Sen. Schumer sent to state her inevitability.