Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election: appointments to the Supreme Court.
If Mitt wins the nomination, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep these things in mind: 1. Justice Scalia just turned 78 2. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year 3. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August 4. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago. In addition, Justice Ginsburg is reportedly quite ill. 5. Justice Stephens has already said he would retire and is just waiting for Obama to be reelected.
The next president could appoint as many as 5 new Justices over the next four years. This election is about much more than the ObamaCare Tax.
Whomever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.”
If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, THINK AGAIN.
So, for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite Republican didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can’t win, imagine this: