Don’t GOP candidates see irony in their statements?
The oath of office of the president of the United States includes the phrase “... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The Constitution mandates that the president shall appoint judges to the Supreme Court.
It seems ironic that on the very day of Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing, six men attempting to claw their way to nomination to the country’s highest office suggested that the elected president should not fulfill his constitutional duty to appoint a successor. Of course it is not irony at all: Politicians routinely disdain/esteem the Constitution solely for their own purposes.
The question is not whether or not the elected president should nominate a successor to the Supreme Court. The question is, rather, are any of these men suitable candidates for the presidency of the United States?