Monday, February 19, 2007

And another thing...

...returning to the US culture wars (because frankly nowt interesting happened over here today), John McCain's pandering to the Christian right continues at pace. Speaking in South Carolina yesterday he stressed his desire to see Roe v Wade overturned and abortion made illegal.

I knew he was pro-life, but assumed (sucked in by his 'maverick'/RINO image) that he wasn't a headbanger on it. Maybe he isn't and he is just pandering. I'm not sure what would mark him down further in my book, being willing to see young women die to further his beliefs, or being a hypocrite and pandering to people who are willing to see young women die to further their beliefs.


Blogger Tristan said...

McCain is slipping behind in the polls for the primaries (although it is still early days).
It sounds like he's veering to the extreme to try and pick up votes, especially as Guiliani appears to be the main challenger now and he's more liberal (in the British sense).

Not sure what McCain's going to do to pick up the libertarian vote though, they've been moving towards the Democrats (as the lesser of two evils) and that sort of talk will alienate them, then again, anyone running against Clinton is almost guaranteed a win in my opinion unless they're tainted by personal association with Bush (which McCain may be considering his current position on Iraq...)

1:06 pm  
Blogger Bernard said...

Tristan, unfortunately I think McCain's comments are pretty much in the mainstream of GOP thinking, and having lived there of South Carolina's.

I'm less sanguine about Clinton's chances, she's running neck and neck with McCain and Guiliani in the early polls, and the experience of her New York campaigns has been that as modderates get to know new centrist Hillary they tend to not be as opposed to her.

8:19 am  

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