Yesterday, Donald Trump released a list of eleven judges he would consider appointing to the Supreme Court. Conservatives, including some not at all well disposed towards Trump, are impressed.
I find this significant. Conservatives like me knew Hillary Clinton would appoint horrific Supreme Court Justices but also had little to no confidence in Trump’s wisdom in making SCOTUS appointments. But now Trump is laying out that his Supreme Court appointments would likely be excellent or at least far better than Hillary’s. And it may make Supreme Court appointments the issue it should be in this election.
Frankly, this assurance makes it more likely that I will hold my nose and vote for Trump. And I am someone who has been profoundly unhappy with him as a perusal of some past posts will reveal.
Thus, if I am any indicator at all, Trump’s move was a smart and significant one politically as well.