April 9th, 2010
12:42 PM ET
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Pkm

    Pkm pick some one who will not bend to eighter party and be fair

    April 9, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Caesar the Great

    Moderate Liberal – Not a chance

    Obama with this pick will go as far left as possible. If he gets a third pick a little closer to his election, then he will go moderate to make it appear he is a centrist for his re-election campaign.

    April 9, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Bob in Pa.

    You all know better, he will nominate the most radical person he can find that the media will be able to wrap up in sheep skin.

    April 9, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. We Hate You Obama

    Will Obama seek a moderate? Let me answer a question with a question: is Obama a moderate?

    April 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  5. Cosmo

    Yeah, a moderate like Roberts or Alito, but one who is a liberal.

    April 9, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Irma in North Carolina

    It doesnt matter who he picks, the republicans will be foaming at the mouth and try to stop them. They tried it last time and where did it get them. Wonder what Sarah will have to say about it, she will come out with some awful hate and lies.

    April 9, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Steve from Texas

    Obama has already chosen a moderate. Since the Democrats ultimately didn't filibuster the nomination of that right wing-nut, Alito, a supreme court nominee who's a little more liberal should now by nominated and confirmed. How about "Justice Dennis Kucinich"? Yeah, I like the sound of that.

    April 9, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  8. montag

    He should nominate a strong progressive to the Supreme Court. To hell with the right-wingers.

    April 9, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    In true Bushian fashion, Roberts reportedly wiped his hand on Alito's robes after shaking Stevens' hand. True story :-)

    April 9, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. dora

    Sadly, I am sure that President Obama will seek a moderate. How am I sure? Because he is no liberal (never has been by the way), but he is a friend to big business. The purpose of the Supreme Court is not to rubber stamp laws one way or the other, but to honestly review and assess them, and then decide on them. That is why if you look into the history of the Court, you will see that historically, it has been some of the most conservative Presidents who have nominated the more progressive members of the court (for instance, Justice Stevens was nominated by Gerald Ford [no one's idea of a lefty] who sought to keep an honest balance on the court). One Party government doesn't work, just ask the former Soviet Union. We are steadily heading towards government for the corporation, by the corporation and of the corporation.

    April 9, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Whatnextnow

    Obama wil seek anyone that agrees with his unconstitutional ways.
    Now if he would put in someone with some common sense I would be highly surprised and give him a nod.

    April 9, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  12. Jeff in Virginia

    I too, would like to know why the media is calling for Obama to nominate moderates when they did no such thing to Bush.

    The difference? The media knew that Bush would nominate hard-line ideologues. Moderates had no chance.

    April 9, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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