Dave: Good questions, though I imagine McCain and his people will know how to make their case in both areas. You seem almost concerned that McCain could be demagogued on judges and amnesty. I don’t think he will; for one thing, the question of judges isn’t likely to loom as large as an issue like immigration; besides, he’ll be able to point to the confirmations he was able to facilitate. As for amnesty, if he makes it clear that his support for so-called amnesty is consistent with his concern for finding a realistic solution to the question of illegals and his understanding of the economic contribution so many of these people make to our prosperity. Doing so will be consistent with his cheery side — let those who want to fulminate against him go ahead and be that way. Screamers don’t usually win in American politics.