When their is a vacancy, and one has to come sooner rather than later, could anyone get the 60 votes to be named to the bench? I tend to think it is going to be extremely difficult. The far-left, ACLU, PFAW, Move On, etc. is fully mobilized should Bush win a second term. The Estrada, Pryor, and Pickering fiascos were test runs. The lefts march to overturn over 200 years of history on religious issues and protect abortion can be heard whenever you hear a Democratic senator or media-type blurt out the word *extremist Judge*. For those confused, that is what that phrase is all about. On the right, I don't believe that even if Bush wins a second term, they will allow another Souter on the bench. They will more than likely do their homework this time, as they completely failed to do with Souter. If their is a Kerry administration, his litmus test for nominees will be 100% pro-abortion and 100% anti-religion. Their will be some smokescreens about other issues, but rest assured those will be the two litmus tests. What will be funny if their is a Kerry nominee will be to see the fall-out once the Republican Senators fillibuster. You'll have the GOP doing what they call obstructionists when the Dems do it, and you'll have the Dems bemoaning the use of the strategy they created. Bottom line, it is going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for anyone to be voted onto the Supreme Court, regardless of who is the President.