ABC's Moran Frets Obama May Not Be Able to Replace Stevens with Equally Liberal Justice

Wrapping a look at those whom President Obama may nominate to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, ABC’s Terry Moran worried Friday night if Obama can “even hold” the liberal ground espoused by Stevens given “today’s bitter political climate.” He fretted that “the real question for President Obama” is:
Could a nominee with positions as liberal as Justice Stevens on abortion, gay rights, presidential power -- could that nominee even get confirmed in today's bitter political climate?
Moran, from New Orleans, site of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, on the Friday, April 9 World News:
In the end, Diane, whoever the President chooses, she or he isn't likely to tip the balance of the court, given how much of a liberal stalwart Justice Stevens had become. The real question for President Obama is: Can he even hold that ground? Could a nominee with positions as liberal as Justice Stevens on abortion, gay rights, presidential power -- could that nominee even get confirmed in today's bitter political climate?
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center