noting "The man now running for Pres on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless 1st entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it.
As one of Obama's 4 opponents, eliminated through his ballot challenges, would put it:
"Why say you're for a new tomorrow, then do old-style Chicago politics to remove legitimate candidates ?
He talks about honor and democracy, but what honor is there in getting rid of every other cand so you can run scot-free ?
Why not let the people decide ?" --Gha-is Askia, 1996-IL-Sen-cand
Mark Ewell, filed 1,286 sigs, Obama's challenges left him 86 short of the min-requirement. Ewell filed a Fed-lawsuit. contesting the election brd's decision, but T-J intervened and Ewell's case was