Thursday, August 14, 2008
McCain Says He’d Consider Pro-Choice VP
Cross posted on RightMichigan
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday floated the prospect of picking a running mate who supports abortion rights and cited former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge as someone worth considering.
I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party,” McCain said in an interview with The Weekly Standard.
“And also I feel that — and I’m not trying to equivocate here — that Americans want us to work together,” McCain added...
Ridge, McCain told the magazine, would be more palatable to social conservatives who make up the base of the Republican Party.
“I think it’s a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice,” McCain said....
I think someone needs to buy McCain a clue. Social conservatives are the party base? Those are called Libertarians, Senator
Evangelical Christians and conservatives are your party base. President Bush could not have won in 2000 without them and you certainly can't today!
Furthermore, your "hands across the aisle" stance will continue to alienate from your base who don't want kumbya with liberals but the triumph of conservative ideals and polices over liberalism!