coalkirk wrote:I think her stance on abortion is wrong if she said no abortion, even in the case of rape or incest.
I don't have time to look it up right now Terry but a search online will show that is an accurate statement in re her position on abortion & is on the far right of even her party. Certainly not the beliefs of a vast majority of women voters.
coalkirk wrote:I've not heard anyone but democrats say McCain is running for Bush's third term. That's a clever but inaccurate moveon.org propoganda slogan.
I've had this same argument with many forum members & especially Greg. It is not Moveon.org that is the genesis of .....It is what John McCain's own words & his 95% Bush supported voting record that are promising that to the American voter. I have repeatedly challenged anyone here to come up with some significant differences that a President McCain would bring, over a President Bush in terms of their foreign policies, their economic policies, their positions on virtually every issue. They are virtually the same! (hell...the very speech John McCain gave the other night at the convention was written by GW Bush's speech writers!)
So, I'll ask you Terry: Specifically, how would a McCain Presidency differ from the GW Bush one we now have in terms of foreign, domestic or economic policy differences? (I'm even willing to bet his Cabinet would retain allot of Bush appointees: I'm guessing that Rice would remain Sec. of State, Gates would stay on at Defense, etc)
Edit: BTW, not to turn this into an abortion debate & I mention it only due to S. Palin's extreme stance on abortion, but I agree with you as far as your belief that abortion should be a state's rights issue. Bush & McCain favor a federal ban on any
abortion through the resending of Roe v Wade. The next President will probably get to appoint at least 3 Supreme Court Justices, so there goes a woman's chances of getting a legal, safe abortion...even in cases of rape. Back to the dark alleys for them & jail for doctors!
Opinion: McCain/Palin represent no change at all (or a giant step backwards) but many other candidates, including Obama & Ron Paul represent a real break from GW Bush & a step into the future.