Parker and political campaigns
A column by Ken Blackwell.
"Presidential candidates whose views on the Second Amendment have been questioned should step up and detail their position on this issue. Mrs. Clinton, and Messrs. Obama and Edwards should explain their views. Mr. Giuliani should explain more fully why he opposes the D.C. gun ban but supports other restrictions on Second Amendment rights.
The American people expect leadership. Part of being a leader is answering the tough questions openly and forthrightly. On this issue, the court will do the heavy lifting. The candidates’ views, however, will certainly leave a mark."
Update: Alphecca has a related thought: the Repubs ought to use this as a wedge issue -- but if Rudy or Mitt win the nomination, that's going to be unlikely. (Via Instapundit).
Update, also via Instapundit: Prof. Sandy Levinson has similar thoughts.
"What is interesting is that almost none of the leading candidates in either party, right now, seems particularly "authentic" holding a gun. Any such picture of Hillary or Obama holding a gun would instantly become the "Michael Dukakis in the tank" photograph of 2007. Edwards, perhaps, has actually hunted and might not look ridiculous. Romney has been exposed as an utter fraud re his devotion to hunting, and somehow I doubt that Giuliani, who might well wish to shoot his critics dead (though he might prefer to personally strangle them), has in fact spent much time actually using guns. Perhaps Huckabee has done his share of hunting in the Arkansas pines (or wherever one goes hunting in Arkansas)."
He later adds--Fred Thompson is an exception.