CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The future of the Court is at stake. The future of the Scalia legacy is at stake. Whatever the effects on the election, however much the Democrats play the obstructionism card, it pales in comparison with what would happen if Scalia were replaced by say another Elena Kagan.
This is the moment of his life for Mitch McConnell. He's the ultimate Senate tactician. He knows the rules. He knows how to get around things. This is purely a political decision, how best to turn this guy down, or girl down, whoever it is, and it could go one way or the other. That's nothing but tactics. In the end, the Republicans have to be absolutely united on the fact that they will not accept an Obama nominee one way or the other.