How about a poll that shows the percentage of Americans that had the abortion issue on their minds in the days following 9/11. It seems like a valid question that Chris Matthews or even Tim Russert would never ask. And why is that? Simple. No one thought about anything at all except the threats to our nation at the time and how to deal with them. Roe vs. Wade is three decades old and, frankly, as a pro-life Republican I am so sick and tired of this issue being used by liberals in the mainstream media to throw in the face of every Republican running for anything to try to make them squirm and dance to not alienate the “base” and the all-important electorate in general. Right now, Rudy Giuliani is being crucified for being pro-choice, and I wonder what the ultimate goal is.
May I be one of the first to say that all Republicans should put the old abortion debate on hold for a few years and deal with the more pressing issue of keeping those who want to slice our heads off at bay. The conservatives who vote in the primaries need to realize that its Rudy or Hillary at this point. Unless something totally dramatic happens, she will be the Democratic nominee. Who do we want to put up against her? Sam Brownback? Mike Huckabee? Or do we nominate someone could win the election big time, is strong as they come on national security and has strong leadership qualities. And for the social conservatives uncomfortable with his three marriages I say, are you more comfortable with Hillary’s one husband?
So to all Republican primary voters threatening to stay home like a bunch of babies or to never vote for a pro-choice candidate, think about this. If Hillary wins, there will be a nice framed portrait of her sitting in the oval office gracing the walls of every Planned Parenthood office in the country. Is that what we want? Rocco Cara Freehold, New Jersey