Polipundit, a former Miers supporter, now opposes her nomination:
Harriet Miers is Alberto Gonzales in a dress. I would not support the confirmation of Gonzales; so why should I support the confirmation of Miers?
Tom Maguire said today, I believe for the first time, that he is against Miers:
For myself, my support foundered on the cronyism question. If Hillary nominated her best friend from college, I would not care what her qualifications were, and I feel the same way about Miers. I don’t want a merely a reliable vote – I want a solid conservative judge who can articulate the issues and do us proud.
Bostonian, a frequent commenter on the blogs, has decided to oppose Miers:
Over the weekend, I’ve decided that I don’t support the Miers choice. It sounds like she hides her own opinions and tries to get along with everyone. We don’t need a baby-splitter on the Supreme Court.
I found this especially important because Bostonian is 1) a fierce Bush supporter who still believes his nomination was well-intentioned; 2) a former liberal — often those are the staunchest of conservatives; and 3) not a blogger, but rather an reader — a genuine member of the informed public, and the type of person we are trying to reach. She is not someone with a distrust of Bush to begin with, and I think her change of opinion is significant.
It’s a limited sample. It’s an unrepresentative sample. But is it reflective of something bigger? Perhaps.
At the Corner, John Podhoretz says:
It’s getting worse. The White House needs to know this. Really. It’s getting worse. Trust me.
And Instapundit wonders about a “Miers meltdown.”
It will be interesting to see the polls in the coming days, to see whether there is really something going on out there, or not. One factor: whether the possible problems described by John Fund in this interview will be seen as meaningful.
I still have a hard time believing that the nomination will be withdrawn or defeated. But we can hope.
UPDATE: Add Dinocrat to the list, and I am more pleased than I can say that Dinocrat has credited an argument of mine with changing his mind. That’s how you do it, folks: one person at a time. That fact alone makes my
35 36 posts on the issue seem worthwhile.
Now, if I could just convince a Senator . . .
UPDATE x2: Also, there is this news that 27 Republican Senators either “have publicly expressed specific doubts about Miss Miers or said they must withhold any support whatsoever for her nomination until after the hearings.”