I was saddened to hear of the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While I seldom agreed with her political leanings--which can be found in her judicial writing, I did admire her as a trail-blazer, as an intense advocate for equal rights, as a mother, as a wife fiercely loyal to her husband, and as someone who refused to allow politics to define her friendships. In spite of their political differences, and can anyone imagine more polar opposites politically than herself and SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia, she and Scalia were the best of friends.
So, the President will most likely nominate someone to fill Ginsburg's seat. The other side will melt down. Heck, they're already threatening to "burn it all down" again. (Yawn) The President's side will argue it's not only his right but his constitutional duty to name someone to fill that seat. The other side will scream and cry and rage that we're X amount of days from an election. And, for the most part, the vast majority of Americans will shake their heads and wonder when childish behavior and temper tantrums became de rigueur for all elected officials and we'll go about our daily lives. See, the vast majority of Americans also think that Washington, DC should be like Vegas--that what happens in DC stays in DC.