Why are we fighting to save the A10's? Let's consider a few things.
BRAC doesn't matter. The military will change missions and technology to fit their needs. Manned fighters are becoming obsolete. The A10 is approaching 40 years old. It's brilliant technology for its day, but its day is passing. When the military is satisfied they can provide close air support with drones and smart bombs, do you really believe they'll continue to put men in harm's way?