Roberts: Popular Among D.C. Journos

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By Brian 

ABC’s must-read Note believes Roberts was “THE best handled and well-researched” nominee process ever, and says the Dem’s strategy of “relative reticence to say anything declarative…sent out the impression that they did not know what to think and were confused about what to say.” But this is the most interesting graf:

“The factor we think most likely to ensure Judge Roberts’ confirmation: that the Washington establishment, and the media establishment, know him and like him. Do not underestimate how hard it will be for Democrats to tar a potential nominee who has given working Washington journalists his cell phone number and who is generally seen as a mensch.