Doesn't He Have a Point?
I don't think it means he's prudent in supporting Obama, but doesn't Discalced Yooper have a point about supporting McCain?
If ending abortion is dependent on voting for McCain then God help the victims of abortion, seriously. I don't think ... any ... Republicans a year ago would have seriously maintained that elected McCain was essential to advancing the pro-life cause. Most Republican pro-lifers in fact had horses other than McCain.Yep.
If the pro-life cause is what animates your political activism, then you're $&*#-out-of-luck this election season.
IF I decide to hold my nose and pull the lever for John McCain this November - and that's a VERY BIG IF - it wil ONLY be because I find the prospect of a President Obama "sign[ing] the FOCA, repeal[ing] the DOMA, repeal[ing] the Hyde Amendment, end[ing] the Mexico City policy, fund[ing] abortions at the federal level through Medicare, on military bases, through the UN, [etc.]" to be untenable.
It WON'T be because I'm foolish enough to believe that John McCain will nominate another Roberts or Alito to the Court (he won't) or will expend one ounce of effort or political capital to advance the cause of protecting the unborn (again, he won't). A vote for McCain is simply a vote to minimize the damage that will be done to the pro-life cause should Obama be elected.
For many (like myself), that might be a good enough reason to vote for John McCain; but I can truly understand why it might not be good enough for others.