Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cain Contradicts "Adviser" On Abortion Question

OK, then.

Yesterday, CNN quoted a Cain 'adviser' on the abortion issue, saying that Cain follows the GHWBush model--in effect, kill babies for the sins of their fathers (rape and incest).  He also uses the 'life of the mother' exception, which is most often morally acceptable under the principle of double-effect.  (However, there are VERY few cases where this is necessary.)

Well, that was yesterday.


Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain stiffened his opposition to abortion Sunday, doubling down on past comments that Planned Parenthood is perpetrating genocide against the black community and insisting that he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest and life of the mother.

“I am pro-life from conception, period,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”  --Zippers quoting Politico

One has to give more weight to Cain's own statement than that of his 'adviser.'   But it would be a helluvalot easier if they were on the same damn page from one day to the next.

Unless Cain is deliberately following the Romney School of electoral politics, of course.


Foxfier said...

Heh, I've been trying to find some kind of a hint about who, when, ANYTHING about the supposed conversation. With some prodding from my husband, I tried reading it like the bloggers that made the claim (and all the other info about it I've found are sourced off of that CNN blog post) was that antagonist reporter from the second Scooby Doo movie, who selectively edited to make the scooby gang look bad....

They very carefully never say that the adviser said "Cain supports abortion in the case of rape or incest." They actually say that the "adviser" said that Cain was in line with Bush's policy. (On an aside,I agree that murdering someone because their father committed a crime is moronic.)

Two (well, three, if you include "made the whole thing up") possible reasons why the adviser isn't named: they're worried that the person would fuss about being misquoted so badly, or calling them an adviser makes them sound more important. If they just called up the campaign and chatted with Random Intern #5, who said something like "Oh, yeah, Cain is totally pro-life, man, just like Bush" it makes sense.

The rather dishonest summation of the Piers Morgan conversation-- where he said that raising the kid was a family choice, and objected to the host making a false dilemma between "kill the kid" and "raise the kid"-- seems to support the idea that they were just going for a fake story.

Dad29 said...

Well, we noticed the lack of a "there" there in the sex-harassment allegations, too.

It's not hard to be "offended" and "angered" these days.

Foxfier said...

I gotta admit, "Cain campaign assures known liberal news organization that he's not really pro-life" is a brilliant attack.

I am amazed that the act of being accused of something makes one guilty, though. >.<