Our friends in the Republican Party go right back to work beating up on each other tonight in South Carolina as CBS News hosts the latest presidential debate.
But casting a pall over it all is news of the death today of conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at age 79. That is really the big news today — not any of this Donald Trump v. Ted Cruz nonsense.
Among the stories circulating is a statement from Republican Senator Mitch McConnell who has called for the confirmation of his replacement to be pushed back until after the next election.
I have a feeling this will be a debate question tonight. Also, I think this kind of puts the Democrats on the spot and on the defensive a bit — this issue could make them look like the “playing politics as usual” people, which is not a good idea, especially this election year.