I think that Mother, like many others, expected that Hillary Clinton would win the nomination and the presidency, and she wanted the first female president to name her successor,
Daughter of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 20, 2020
Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refused to Step Down
[That would explain it. But what a price she paid for symbolism.
I find that as I get older I’m less inclined to take risks. I’ll take an low risk incremental improvement over a high risk high gain option. Apparently RBG didn’t mature along the same path I did. She took a big risk for a small gain.—Joe]