Conservatives in this country have found themselves cornered in a political Catch-22 thanks to the Republican Party's nominee for president.
By now everyone knows Donald Trump is a crude thin-skinned bully who plans to rule like a dictator while riding a mandate of hate into power.
Some conservatives feel they have no choice but to vote for the vilest presidential candidiate in our history because they don't want to see a liberal Supreme Court judge appointed.
Trump is enjoying taunting his captive conservatives. In a recent rally he said:
"If you really like Trump. that's great, but if you don't, you have to vote for me anyway. You know why? Supreme Court judges. Have no choice, sorry, sorry, sorry. You have no choice."
With Antonin Scakia's death there is an opening on the highest court in the land. Also, consider this; three other justices will be at least 80 during the next president's term.
Even for conservatives who revile Trump, the prospect of losing control of the court for a generation terrifies them. They fear that Conservatism will be crushed.
There's still some conservative writers out there that suspect Trump will appoint whoever he wants depending on his mood at the time.
David Frum, a writer for The Atlantic recently said, "It's a Trump commitment, and Trump commitments are notoriously worthless."
You can see why many conservatives are concerned. Even if they do vote for Trump (and he wins) they know he's unpredictable. For some, not voting at all may be an option.
But they know for sure if Clinton wins she'll appoint liberal judges. Conservatives are caught between a rock and a hard place.
They can thank the gutless Republican party for creating Trump...and the dillemma they now face.
Time for me to walk on down the road...