I guess it all depends on how you perceive Romney - as either a doctrinaire Liberal or as a previous poster noted "an ambitious weather vane". I see the weather vane. Everything is negotiable with this guy.
And if you want to argue strategy, gridlocking Obama with a Republican Congress for 4 years...
This thread is about SC nominees. How does your strategy help this?
The Democrats were able to block Bork, so it is possible for the opposition to sink a nominee. We were about 5 votes away from filibustering Kagan, 8 for Sotomayor, but couldn’t block Kagan because of the RINOs like Lugar, Graham, Snowe, Collins, etc.
There is also the possibility to pass laws which invalidate some Supreme Court rulings. Of course Constitutionally-based ones would require passing an amendment, but I’m not too sure how much liberal policy could be defended on a constitutional basis, since those arguments often come down in favor of more free speech.
But it’s true that the ability to appoint judges at all levels would be one of Obama’s powers that would be more difficult to hold in check.