This Trump is a smart guy. He understands that there are a lot of conservatives who have no intention of voting for him in the presidential election vs. Hillary.
So what does he do? He hits conservatives right in the feels.
Conservatives have been holding their nose and voting for people for years and always telling themselves things like it’s not so much the presidential candidate that I care about but the Supreme Court justices they might appoint. So Trump is trying to see if you might just continue doing that by releasing a number of people that he may appoint to the Supreme Court in light of the open seat left by Justice Antonin Scalia.
On the list are: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
I know some of those names and feel good about them. Others, I just have no idea. But I will say Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he’s impressed by the list.
He reportedly said that the judges Trump named “understand and respect the fundamental principle that the role of the courts is limited and subject to the Constitution and the rule of law.”
OK. So who’s thinking that they could pull the lever for Trump simply in order to get someone on the Supreme Court, which, let’s face it, is where the real power lies.