Friday, August 15, 2008

McCain's Abortion Remark Stuns Base

Top social conservative leaders in key battleground states are urging John McCain not to pick a running mate who supports abortion rights, warning of dire consequences from a Republican base already unenthused about their nominee.

McCain’s comments Wednesday to the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes that former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s pro-abortion rights views wouldn’t necessarily rule him out quickly found their way into the in-boxes of Christian conservatives. For those who have been anxiously awaiting McCain’s pick as a signal of his ideological intentions, there was deep concern that their worst fears about the Arizona senator may be realized.

I polled the Q Nation on-air this morning. They overwhelmingly said they'd support McCain even with a pro-abort like Ridge as the VP, only 4 callers said no.


At 2:43 PM, Anonymous brian blackwell said...

I have some "Tin-foil hat" theories about why this is coming out the way that it is. They make the x-files look like a bed-time story. :-)

But, you made a very salient point on air this morning. The "Life" plank should be removed from the Republican platform. I say this because the Republican Party is now what the Democrat party was in 1973, and John McCain/Rudy Guiliani/Tom Ridge are all poster boys for that club.

It's time for a 3rd party rise. One that will remain true to the Constitution.

At 12:56 PM, Anonymous the narcist said...

I think the "Life" plank ought to be added to every platform.


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