I think I’m kinda’ fed up with Herman Cain. Holy cow. Just days after announcing he was pro-life with “no exceptions,” his campaign is now telling CNN that he’s for abortion in cases of rape or incest.
The campaign attempted to spell out his views Thursday in a statement obtained by CNN, but did not address any exceptions.
“I am pro-life, and believe in advancing the culture of life. My record as a pro-life candidate speaks for itself,” Cain said in a statement. “Anyone who says differently is simply not telling the truth. Next question.”
When pressed by CNN on his position, however, a campaign adviser said Cain follows the same policy used by the George W. Bush administration, which said abortions should be allowed in the instances of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is at stake.
“He has learned more about the issue,” including the number of women affected in those instances, the adviser told CNN, explaining Cain’s view.
Learned more about the issue?! What? When? Or do they mean he’s got a better chance of getting elected if he touts exceptions?
Anyone else worried about a candidate who’s running to be the head of the free world and is still learning the issues? He’d never thought before about abortion in light of cases of rape or incest before? Seriously? Give me a break. I’m thinking Herman Cain saw some polling.
I’m done with this guy. I’m not even going to consider him a serious candidate. It’s not just about the exceptions he’s touting now, it’s that he clearly hasn’t thought any of it through.
The guy’s a joke.