March 31, 2008


Barack Obama Would Back Daughters' Abortion, "Don't Punish Them With a Baby" (Steven Ertelt, 3/31/08,

Barack Obama is drawing gasps from pro-life advocates today over comments he made during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania over the weekend. The leading Democratic presidential candidate appeared to back a potential decision by his daughters to seek an abortion saying he wouldn't "punish" them with a baby.

Samantha Power called the wrong candidate a monster.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 31, 2008 12:51 PM

Yes, but how does Hillary sell the (energetically) pro-death Democrats on her 'more moderate', more electable position?

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 31, 2008 1:49 PM

I don't understand the premise of the question--according to the Supreme Court, anything his daughters do concerning abortion is absolutely no concern of his.

Posted by: b at March 31, 2008 2:05 PM

Tomorrow's headlines today (from the "Buried on Page B-37 Under the Lost Dog Ads" department): "Pennsylvania Democratic Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., who endorsed Obama last week and claims to be strongly pro-life, could not be reached for comment."

Posted by: Random Lawyer at March 31, 2008 3:00 PM

how does Hillary sell the (energetically) pro-death Democrats on her 'more moderate', more electable position?

She voted to let survivors of abortions live, while Obama led in killing them in Illinois legislature. She may not convert any pro-death Dems, but she's more "electable" in the general.

Posted by: ic at March 31, 2008 3:13 PM

Random Lawyer: excellent.

I was shocked when I saw that Casey had endorsed Obama. Of course, the Caseys hate the Clintons, but there is more to it than that. Casey must be gambling that he can be re-elected forever with enough black votes from Philadelphia and snob votes from the suburbs. Or else he wants to replace Rendell in two years.

Posted by: jim hamlen at March 31, 2008 7:40 PM

Why would there be any more to it?

Posted by: oj at March 31, 2008 9:53 PM

Why endorse a candidate who is going to lose the race in your state by 20+ points? And where the winning bloc of voters is called racist by the governor, no less?

Now, Casey has about 1/50th the class and gravity of his father (which probably explains everything right there).

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 1, 2008 12:31 AM