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The GOP will bluff and bluster at Hagel during the confirmation hearings. Eventually, he will be confirmed in committee and by the full Senate. But it won't be the last time Obama will hear it from the GOP about a nominee. Why? Because it's not about Hagel, it's about Obama.
With recent polls showing Romney tying McCain in California and Huckabee and him still having a shot in major battlegrounds like Missouri, Georgia, McCain has not been coronated just yet.