Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely,
I will support his candidacy. For my friends who
have hesitation on that score, I'd just ask you to
keep four things in mind:
Justice Scalia just turned 78,
Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year,
Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and
Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.
We wish them all well, of course,
but the brute fact is that whoever we elect
as president in November is almost certainly
going to choose at least one and maybe more
new members of the Supreme Court –
in addition to 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 Hussien Obama,
just consider who he has already put in place.
--columnist Andrew McCarthy