Via Ben Smith, I’m surprised we are not seeing more of this:
I’ve already stated that I have no intention to watch the Sotomayor hearings, and I made it all day without hearing about it until I listened to NPR on the way back from the gym. Having said that, I do find it is telling that there is so little interest in this pick. When Alito and Roberts were picked, I remember ad campaigns and a huge push to get them confirmed (as well as a push to block the confirmation). I’m as dialed in to politics as I was then, and I’m just not seeing the same level of intensity. Despite the Republicans best efforts, they really just don’t have anything, and choice is just stereotypical Obama- safe, inside the box, deliberate, and careful. No sudden moves, and limit the opposition’s options.