How far outside the mainstream are the GOP presidential candidates? Just watch...(VIDEO)
Late Saturday afternoon, most of the GOP presidential candidates gathered for what felt like the 100th debate in Iowa. And while it was the third public forum since the election on November 8, it is unique in that it was a forum, and not an actual debate with time limits and buzzers. Plus, it wasn’t focused on a particular topic area like national security or the economy.
This one was about family values.
Now some might think that after the “personhood” amendment was soundly defeated in Mississippi by 16 points, the candidates might back off that approach. If it failed by such a huge margin in the most conservative state in the country, then surely it’s not the best idea to be campaigning for a life at conception policy.
You would be mistaken…
Here are just a few highlights from Saturday:
Newt Gingrich (coming out in favor of a federal personhood law):
Rick Perry (stating for the second time in a week that he supports a Human Life Amendment):
It goes without saying that all of the candidates are far (far) outside the mainstream on this issue, when their position is to the right of 58 percent of Mississippi voters.
But where was Mitt Romney, you might ask...
Mitt Romney was noticeably absent from this forum, but certainly not because he has moderate views. Though he has previously stated his position, saying he would “absolutely” support an amendment stating life begins at conception, he has since determined that it’s best to be completely incomprehensible when it comes to this issue.
But now that he claims to be making a run at actually competing in and winning Iowa, we hope to see him in Des Moines on December 14 at Governor Mike Huckabee’s abortion forum.