Do you favor increased or decreased politicization in the realm of judge selection on a state level? My state, Missouri, is considering a referendum that would make their selection a much more partisan process. My law professor father hates it, and my political science professor loves it.I've never understood why the federal system isn't the best one for the states: have the governor nominate them, have the state senate confirm them, end of story. I don't think it's a horrible violation of democracy or justice, so I'm okay with states choosing their own path on it, but if it were up to me that's probably how I'd do it.
In particular, I don't see how voting for them makes any sense. I do think that voters are capable of choosing between two judicial candidates just as they can choose between two legislative candidates...but I also think it's entirely unrealistic to expect voters to make 30, 40, 50 or more decisions, and I don't see any particular reason why elections should produce better judges.
All that said: nomination by governors and confirmation by legislatures is certainly "political," and may even be partisan. Lots of politics out there that's not electoral politics.
But, no, I don't like judicial elections.