@#1 ... If you'd prefer instead for norms to be respected, call on the GOP to respect their own norm by letting the next president make the nomination. ...
While I generally agree with your comment...
I also look at this issue from a different viewpoint...
Any nominee proffered for a position on the Supreme Court of the United States needs to be viewed and judged in the terms of what said nomination does to bring the United States forward to the future.
What problems will we see in the future? How will any candidate address those problems?
Where do we, as a Country, want to go?
I really do not care about the partisan bickering that seems to occur each time we are faced with a Supreme Court nomination.
I do think of the nominations as a strategy, not a tactic.
As such, I look at a Supreme Court nomination as a decision we make now, but one that has an effect for decades.
So far, all I have seen from those proffering possible candiates are sltuons to problems we see, feel and are affected by now.
What about the next three decades?