The smart plan is to find out that he's NOT going to be able to get someone confirmed because some of the R's are not going to vote for it out of the principle I've been talking about. If POTUS finds that out in advance he shouldn't push to confirm...Nominate if he wants but tell the senate to hold off on confirmation UNTIL the election is won. I don't think the Senate will confirm if he pushes...so don't push and play it up as you being fair and moderate. Run to the center a little and get elected, then put in your justice, win the house back. Call for unity and show you are willing to leave some political bait on the table because you are confident you are going to win and the right choice can be made later.