Here's the current count:
I assume all 55 Rs will vote for cloture.
Three traitorous Dems won't even vote against Alito on the floor:
Nelson, Ben (V-NB)
Johnson, Tim (V-SD)
Byrd, Robert (V-WV)
That makes 58.
Three tepid spewable Dems say they'll vote against Alito but won't support a filibuster:
Landrieu, Mary (V-LA)
Salazar, Ken (V-CO)
Clinton, Hillary (V-NY)
That makes 61. Can't filibuster successfully.
So the only questions are:
1. Can we get someone to change his/her mind on cloture?
2. Can we get Kerry to filibuster anyway, and make every Dem go on the record?
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