Rick Perry has decided that he was been wrong about abortion. After watching Mike Huckabee’s video on abortion, he has decided that the government does have a right to force a woman to bear a child that was conceived from rapeand/ or incest. He was unclear about whether life of the mother should be discarded in favor of the fetus.
My question is, when is it going to end? If the new Perry position isn’t extreme enough, perhaps one of the big Ron Paul supporters is. IN fact, the Ron Paul campaign is doing nothing to distance itself from this YoYo, reported by outsidethebeltway.com :
For some, there has been much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth over 2 of the presidential candidates not being able to get on the primary ballot in Virginia, scheduled for March 6. The issue appears to be an internal Republican issue rather than an over-all election issue in Virginia. Still, rules are rules.
Ballot access, a longtime bugaboo for third party activists, has suddenly gone mainstream: Newt Gingrich and other serious Republican candidates didn’t get their acts together to meet the onerous requirements for the Virginia ballot, something that could in theory deny them crucial delegates in a long primary.
Maggie Haberman explains:
A Gingrich campaign official prior to the move by the Republican Party of Virginia said the problem is how the rules are set up, arguing that the party is, for apparently the first time, cross-checking the addresses that signature-givers gave against the electronic voter database file for accuracies. A name without a proper address match was tossed, the official said.