February 8, 2005
THE CULTURE OF LIFE AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DON'T MIX:
Dean's Last Rival Quits the Party Race (THE NEW YORK TIMES, 2/08/05)
Timothy J. Roemer, the last of Howard Dean's rivals in the race for Democratic national chairman, dropped out on Monday, assuring Dr. Dean of victory.
Mr. Roemer, a former congressman from Indiana, had been backed by the House Democratic leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, and had staked out a position as the most conservative alternative to Dr. Dean.
Mr. Roemer's views on abortion - he opposes it except in cases of rape, incest or threat to a woman's health - drew opposition to his candidacy from the outset.
Even for an unprincipled party, the flirtation with a less extremist position on abortion was awfully short-lived. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2005 10:31 AM