Three weeks ago, Nan Aron of the Alliance For Justice (AFJ) was confident
"we will win this nomination battle." Now she says
, a bit defensively, "I do think it's winnable." What happened in the interim? On November 17, AFJ and its allies launched "an advertising and grassroots campaign
targeting the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito." Aron's declining confidence is one more piece of evidence that the results of that campaign have been discouraging for the Left. I believe CFJ's response to the campaign – including TV
ads and a report
analyzing Alito's record – deserves some of the credit for neutralizing the attack.