On a day which saw another eligibility-related lawsuit, this one in Connecticut, bite the dust, Philadelphia attorney Philip Berg remains cautiously optimistic after taking his own dismissed case to the highest court in all the land.
“At this point, we’re waiting and hoping and praying that Justice Souter rules in our favor and delays tomorrow’s election,” said Berg, mentioning as well that he filed a supplemental argument with the Court today. “They have the power. The United States Supreme Court has the power. They stopped the count in Florida in 2000, I was there in the panhandle when they stopped the count.”
As has been written in these pages before, the odds are extremely long that Berg’s case is given an audience with the Supreme Court, as only 70 to 120 of the 8,000 or so petitions are granted, and the odds are infinitely longer that Berg’s emergency motion is granted.
“The odds are slim,” Berg said. “If the election goes on tomorrow as planned, we start going after the Electoral College on Wednesday. December 15 becomes our deadline. There’s still time. The Electoral College requires that a candidate be eligible, so we’re not stopping, that’s for sure.”
Unless, of course, Obama does not prevail tomorrow, in which case Berg says that he will continue his efforts “to bring out the truth about the fraud perpetrated against this nation.”
UPDATE — 4:45pm:
Barack Obama’s Grandmother Dies
Reuters is reporting that Madelyn Dunham lost her battle with cancer today, on the eve of the day when her grandson could very well be elected 44th president of the United States. While I certainly hope that he does not win tomorrow’s election, and while I generally have a laissez-faire approach to moderating comments here, I will not tolerate inappropriate comments about Ms. Dunham.
Barack Obama may be many things, but aside from his ideology, with regard to this news he is simply a man who just lost the woman who was responsible for finally putting consistency in what had been an undoubtedly nomadic and inconsistent childhood.
I know the timing of his visit to Hawaii seemed strange. I know there are unanswered questions about his past. One thing, however, we know for certain — Madelyn Dunham passed away today. Let’s be respectful, okay?