At the Vice Presidential debate last night, Joe Biden referenced his leadership against Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
And it didn’t take me long — it was hard to change, but it didn’t take me long, but it took about five years for me to realize that the ideology of that judge makes a big difference.
That’s why I led the fight against Judge Bork. Had he been on the court, I suspect there would be a lot of changes that I don’t like and the American people wouldn’t like, including everything from Roe v. Wade to issues relating to civil rights and civil liberties.
Biden is entirely correct. The ideology of a judge matters immensely. Right wing judges who bring a political agenda to the courts have no business being nominated or confirmed.
Of course, Joe Biden wasn’t alone in leading the fight against Bork. People For the American Way led the campaign in the public arena, including this ad, narrated by Gregory Peck.