Trump to provide list of top Supreme Court picks
As reported in the news, “Donald J. Trump on Sunday promised to make public this week a list of five to 10 judges he would nominate to the Supreme Court, seeking to ease concerns among conservatives that he would appoint liberal justices if he is elected president.”
This is a very smart strategy for Trump. Cruz has been attacking him for his supposed liberal Supreme Court picks. It’s very important for Trump to frame things as “support Trump, get him into the Oval Office, and get these conservative guys on the Supreme Court, or let Hillary become president and get extreme liberal justices.”
Nothing scares conservatives more than the notion of extreme liberals replacing conservatives on the Supreme Court, and rightfully so. With the Scalia vacancy, we are on the verge of a radical shift of the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court. If anything can rally reluctant conservatives into supporting Trump, it’s the Supreme Court issue.