Sunday, October 23, 2011

Is Herman Cain a walking contradiction when it comes to being Pro-life?

One of Iowa's most popular radio talk show host Jan Mickelson thinks so:
Mickelson told his listeners he concluded Cain was "basically pro-choice" after playing for his audience a clip of Wednesday's Piers Morgan show. In the clip, Morgan repeatedly asks Cain to clarify his position on abortion.

According to transcripts of the show, Cain said, "I believe that life begins at conception. And abortion under no circumstances."

Later in the interview when Morgan asks about exceptions for rape and incest, Cain appears to step back from that "abortion under no circumstances" position.

Mickelson concluded that in the course of the interview, Cain "took several positions" and described his attempts at clarifying his abortion stance as, "incoherent".

Since putting his pro-choice foot in his mouth, Cain has spent the last few days attempting damage control:

Sorry Herman, no sale as far as I'm concerned. You can't be pro-choice when it comes to your family and pro-life for everyone else.

No Second Chances
Just a bit of advise to Cain's handlers. you need to reign your candidate in. Much to many interviews and events for someone who is gaffe-prone when it comes to being unscripted. His, "I really meant this" or "What I was trying to say is" is getting a wee bit over used and is wearing a little thin as far as this conservative is concerned.

If Cain was ever our nominee, he wouldn't have to many chances on stage with Obama for do overs and clarifications.

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Anonymous said...

I have to say I've never seen anything quite like Cain's abortion fiasco. It's comical.


Anonymous said...

What would lead you to assume Cain has "handlers"? I'm thinking that may be the whole problem...

Romney/Rubio /Cain /Bachmann

So many good choices...

Anonymous said...

There is no way I can support Cain now.

For me it looks like Romney wins by default.

Anonymous said...

Cain is toast!

Slick-Willy said...

Cain's explanations left people wondering, but I disagree w/most detractors: this will not hurt Cain much--at least on the pro-life issue.

Cain's gaffe leaves some people wondering about his competence and lack of experience. Both are serious questions and will cause him to shed some voters.

However, he's been hammered so hard (serious overkill) on whether or not he actually is pro-life, that he will be seen as a victim when people get the facts. In the long run, this helps him on this issue. People will see his long history on the right side of this issue, including a $1M donation toward the cause. People will become more interested in Cain because they'll wonder why so many bashed him so hard over a non issue.

I don't know what the net will be (lost for competence/experience and gained from strong pro-life bonafides), but the over-focus on this issue by Cain's adversaries is not likely to hurt him.

Anonymous said...

flip flopper!

hes not ready, from hiring a muslim to abortion to saying 999 will raise taxes to not raising taxes, etc..dont forget the guantanamo tired of hearing him say "i misspoke".

Anonymous said...

blame the interviewer