Democrats using the Anthony Kennedy confirmation story may not be helping the current cause.
Yes, the Kennedy confirmation came in early 1988 - an election year.
The question is why?
The answer is simple.
Democrats, including Joe Biden, voted against the nomination of Robert Bork in the fall of 1987.
They used their power of advise and consent to delay filling the Court vacancy.
It took a few more months to get Kennedy nominated and approved.
If you agree with that use of advise and consent, how do you disagree with the current Senate taking seriously its advise and consent role.