President Obama continues to select intellectual picks for various offices. This time it is Elana Kagen. She comes with no experience as a judge and Obama felt this was politically the right choice for him to make. Kagen is Jewish and this should sit well with the Jewish community. Obama also is playing up Arizona’s tactical mistake of passing a law requiring Latinos to present ID if they are profiled by law enforcement officials in Arizona. Obama is lining up votes in the Latino community as well.
Let’s face it Obama, can use the power of the presidency to constantly build his political base and political capital come November 2012. Whether you like his politics or not, Obama is constantly campaigning and building his political capital. Don’t be surprised if Obama nominates a Native American next for a significant post.