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  •  Why McCain will now never be President: (4.00)
    Cue evil background music:

    "Senator John McCain would have you believe he's a 'maverick' Republican, a man of the people, and a clear thinking moderate, but when South Dakota recently signed into law a bill that outlaws all abortions for women, even in the case of incest, rape, or health concerns that could leave a woman seriously ill to the point of death, what was John McCain's response?

    Did he call the bill an outrage?

    Did he vow to ensure that no rape victim shall ever be forced to carry the resulting pregnancy?

    Did he boldly announce that no pregnancy resulting from incest should be forced on a woman?

    No. Instead, he said he "would have signed the South Dakota legislation..."

    John McCain: Just another Republican woman-hater.

    •  On issue after issue, McCain (none)
      has shown himself to be an opportunist.  

      He makes a bold sound-bite staement, then capitulates, preferring a symbolic 'victory' to standing and fighting for anything meaningful.

    •  This is perfect! (none)
      If McCain wins the Republican nomination, the Dems now have the perfect weapon to use against him.

      As long as the Democratic nominee is smart enough not to push the fringe issues on abortion and stick only to the central abortion issues that most Americans agree upon, then they can beat McCain to death with this club he just handed them.

      Forget the fight against late-term ("partial-birth" in righty-speak) abortions.  That fight is done.  Most Americans don't want them legal and their impact is almost nil on the number of total abortions.

      Stick to the mainstream position on abortion: keep them safe, legal, and rare.  Abortion is a bad thing.  But it is nevertheless sometimes the correct choice.  Most Americans believe that abortions should be legal and available, but should not be as easy to get as a hamburger at Mickey-D's.

      Take the central stand on abortion and win in 2006 and 2008.  Keep beating your head against that brick wall of "all abortions all the time" and lose.  It's that simple.

    •  Now (none)
      Run it now. Where do I send my check?

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