Fred on the Showdown
Fred Clarkson has more on the judicial showdown
set for next week:
Does a controversial nomination for a juvenile court judge position in Springfield, Massachusetts have anything to do with Governor Mitt Romney's presidential ambitions? Who knows? But since grandstanding controversial judicial appointments is what presidents do these days, if you want to look presidential in a kind of red-meat Republican way, it would seem to be the thing to do.
I can't imagine why Romney is doing this. I think he's losing his touch. At some point it's going to come out that he's passing over two JNC approved judges and that the crisis he's referring to is his own doing for not picking one of them sooner. I just don't understand why he'd go out on a limb for this guy.