McCain Hints at Pro-Choice Running Mate
(Hat tip: Victor Morton)
From The Washington Times:
Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he would not rule out naming a pro-choice vice-presidential nominee, saying the abortion issue amounts to "a disagreement" and that he thinks conservatives would accept former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who is pro-choice, as a potential running mate.My Comments:
"I think that the pro-life position is one of the important aspects or fundamentals of the Republican Party," Mr. McCain told the Weekly Standard in an interview published on the magazine's Web site Wednesday afternoon. "And I also feel that - and I'm not trying to equivocate here - that Americans want us to work together. You know, Tom Ridge is one of the great leaders and he happens to be pro-choice. And I don't think that that would necessarily rule Tom Ridge out."
But social-conservative leaders say a pro-choice nominee would cripple Mr. McCain politically with the Republican Party base.
Is anyone really surprised by this? "The Maverick" is bound and determined to do it all his own way, pro-lifers be damned. He's going to try to prove that he can win without us.