The Gang of 14 criticism of McCain would actually make sense if a negative result had actually occurred. It did not. It actually succeeded in getting two Supremes and several appeals court judges onto the bench without being filibustered. People on here and on talk radio were salivating at the prospect of a showdown over judges and using the nuclear option to force the Dems’ hand. The Gang of 14 allowed us to get what we wanted and not be responsible for breaking precedent by going nuclear. Bill Frist also deserves a ton of credit. His saber-rattling with the nuclear option made the moderate Dems more willing to go against the possibility of a filibuster that Reid and Schumer wanted to use.
Being critical of McCain over the Gang of 14 is much ado about nothing, in my opinion.
Fools Logic! The nuclear option would have removed the filibuster, so these judges would have been confirmed anyway. It is the 4 or 5 that got thrown overboard that were lost by McCain's actions. McCain sold out! Put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig!