The Republicans for Choice Political Action Committee has endorsed John McCain (R-Ariz.), saying he is the best candidate now that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is out of the presidential race.
The Republicans for Choice PAC supports Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and also wants the Human Life Amendment removed from the plank of the Republican Party.
I know what you’re thinking. But John McCain’s pro-life. But Republicans for Choice founder and Chairwoman Ann E.W. Stone told Cybercast News Service that McCain’s professed pro-life position wasn’t an issue.
“(McCain) is (pro-life), but it’s not at the top of his agenda, not like Huckabee or the born-again Romney,” Stone said. “He’s shown his willingness to reach across the party, and we look forward to those discussions.”
This is exactly why every pro-lifer I know doesn’t trust McCain. How could abortion not be at the top of your agenda.
Remember that recently while campaigning in South Carolina, McCain was quoted telling reporters riding with him on his bus that he was comfortable pledging to appoint judges who would strictly interpret the Constitution in part because it would reassure conservatives who might otherwise distrust him. “It’s not social issues I care about,” he explained.
Look, the next Supreme Court nominee is crucial. Let’s realize that six of the nine Justices are 68 years old or over. That could mean a lot of appointments for the next President.
If you have the opportunity to remake the court the abortion advocates are going to scream, kick and yell. The media will go bonkers and a President that has the opportunity to nominate two justices better be ready to have his Presidency defined by those appointments.
I don’t have any confidence that McCain has the…guts…to nominate one, two, three pro-life justices. I fear that he will seek some middle ground in the great tradition of Sandra Day O’ Connor.
This endorsement makes me really nervous.