I figured I’d expand an update from my previous post into a more developed discussion about the tidal wave of insufferable speculation we are about to endure over the next 70 hours or so. As I wrote, the hotly-anticipated Obamacare ruling will be handed down on Thursday morning. Based on the pattern and seniority of the justices who have authored majority opinions so far this term, many long-time Court watchers are nearly certain that Chief Justice John Roberts will exercise his prerogative to write the healthcare landmark decision. (Point of clarification: the Chief Justice is automatically considered the “most senior” jurist on the bench, even if he or she hasn’t served the longest). Ed Morrissey, speaking for many, opines that this (yet unconfirmed) development “sounds like a big loss for the White House.” Ed is hardly alone in embracing that calculus: