Rhinquist's recent health issues sparks some thought. There are a lot of conservatives out there who are pissed about Bush's liberal ways... This could crystallize things for a them and get them on board for one last Elephant run.
Not me mind you. But I'm sure some.
This next President is going to appoint 2 or 3 new justices. Kerry's nominations would be terrifying.... well... except that I know that those nominations will likely bring about the war that I see as inevitable.
Better now than later I suppose... it's fun to watch when you honestly don't care.