Friday, February 08, 2008

CPAC, part II

Bush addressed CPAC at 7am this morning with a speech that mostly focused on unifying the conservative movement and the Republican party, asking everyone to support and fight hard for the party'snominee in 2008. This is the first time the president has publicly spoken out on the election, yet his comments were very non-specific, not naming names or indicating support for one candidate or another, but his message was straightforward: we need to come together to fight the impending Democratic tidal wave that seeks to maintaincontrol of congress, a majority of the governorships in the U.S. andwin the presidency.

Dr. Tiller and Planned Parenthood of Overland Park are getting a lot of play here at the convention, especially among pro-family groups who reapeatedly argue that the epicenter of the pro-life cause and fight against pro-abortion forces is happening right in America's heartland--Kansas--and that the outcome will have profound consequences for the country at large.

BTW, there is a straw poll again this year for president, but of course there are only 2 choices: Huckabee and McCain. Last year, 8,000 conservatives voted in the straw poll and Romney won, Giuliani came in 2nd place, and Brownback came in 3rd. In 2006, before most of the nominees had declared, the ballot only contained potential nominees. That year, Sen. George Allen of Virginia won, followed by Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice in second place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pro-family, or just pro-human being I guess...they are right. I wonder how he, as a doctor who took an oath, would have such disregard for human life. I honestly wonder how that many sleeps at night, killing full term babies.