Wednesday, August 13, 2008

McCain faces a Dobson's Choice...

McHAMLET: To pander or not to pander -- that is the question: And if pander it be, be it nobler to pander to the religious right or to suffer the slings and arrows of the fundie nutzoids to bamboozle the so-called moderates? To campaign, perhaps to win; ay, there's the rub (hand me the Ben Gay, bitch!)... and if winning it is, what debts may come? The undiscovered quid pro quo, it makes cowards of us all... well, me at least.

Veepstakes: McCain's Pro-Choice Trial Balloon? - The Fix
"I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party," McCain told Hayes. "And I also feel that -- and I'm not trying to equivocate here -- that Americans want us to work together. You know, [former Pennsylvania Governor] Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don't think that that would necessarily rule Tom Ridge out."

Later he added: "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. We just have a -- albeit strong -- but just it's a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far more so than [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues."
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