After announcing Elena Kagan as his Supreme Court nominee Monday morning, he sent the following video out to Democratic National Committee/Organizing for America supporters, explaining the pick and introducing her to his political followers:
Obama praises Kagan as one of the "nation's foremost legal minds" and a "trailblazing leader, the first woman to serve as dean at Harvard Law School." He says Kagan recruited prominent conservative scholars at Harvard to "spur a healthy debate on campus" when some said Harvard's faculty had become ideologically lopsided.
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