I think Herman Cain finally stepped in rightie ideological doo-doo.
Last night, Herman Cain made a big splash when he backed into pro-choice language on abortion last night on CNN â€” apparently by accident â€” when he said he is personally fully against abortion but doesnâ€™t think that the government should tell women what to do.
Oops. Greg Sargent continues,
Republicans certainly would never nominate anyone who was actually pro-choice, and anti-abortion activists wonâ€™t forgive anyone who stumbled this badly on the issue, even if he walks it back back (as I expect he will) and clarifies that he misspoke himself and heâ€™s actually 100% pro-life.
And in fact Cain walked back big time today.
â€œYesterday in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President.
I understood the thrust of the question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply â€œorderâ€ people to not seek an abortion.
My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.
As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story.
Yeah, I don’t believe it, either.
Can Cain recover from this? I understand he had a pretty good debate this week —
What’s more important to righties — sticking it to the poor and undeserving, or forcing women to pay for their sexuality? We may see.