November 18, 2007


Key antiabortion group backs Thompson: But some activists fault the National Right to Life Committee's support of the former senator. (Stephanie Simon, November 13, 2007, Los Angeles Times)

Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has won the support of a major antiabortion group, but the endorsement is drawing ridicule and anger from others in the movement, underscoring deep divisions on the religious right.

The political arm of the National Right to Life Committee is scheduled to endorse Thompson this morning. Executive Director David O'Steen predicted Monday that the announcement would prompt "pro-life people across the nation to coalesce" behind the former senator from Tennessee, who is lagging in the polls in early primary states.

We remain dubious that these guys can be non-factors in IA and NH--and, in the Mayor's case, in SC too--and still win later primaries.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 18, 2007 8:43 PM
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