Reporter’s Notebook: Supreme Court leak rattles Washington like an ‘October Surprise’ — in May (Fox News)

“The most effective strategy in politics is to run against something,” said political scientist Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “The way that some of these justices got on the Court and the discrepancy between what they said in their confirmation hearings and what they appear to be saying in this draft opinion creates opportunities for Democrats to really gin up their base — to really energize voters who might not have turned out.”