I don't doubt that he will make a recommendation. He just won't get it through. There's no political advantage to the Senate approving this. In the worst and I mean it couldn't get any worse case, Hillary wins and appoints Obama.
As for his praising the Scalia family, I find him to be phony when it comes to those kinds of things. I can see him in the oval office saying, "I'm glad that conservative POS died". I don't trust him on little bit.
Of course I support your dissenting opinion Mr. Chris. This just adds one more debate point in an already frantic election cycle. I think debate makes us a stronger nation.