Federal judge Diane Wood, who was passed over by Obama for the Supreme Court seat that ended up going to Sonia Sotomayer, met today with both the president and Vice-President Joe Biden, according to the Huffington Post. The judge, “widely regarded as the most progressive member of Obama’s short list,” is now the fourth candidate to get face time with the president, following meetings with Solicitor General Elena Kagan and appellate judges Merrick Garland and Sidney Thomas. Obama’s decision is expected early next week. [HuffPo]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.