Romney, Cain balk at antiabortion pledge

  • Article by: Jennifer Rubin , Special to the Washington Post
  • Updated: June 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM

Over the weekend, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), a stalwart in the pro-life movement, caused quite a lot of confusion over its antiabortion pledge, which all of the GOP's presidential candidates except Herman Cain and Mitt Romney signed.

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notheocrat12Jun. 20, 11 2:06 PM

YEA! Another lockstop pledge from the "conservatives" to ensure conformity. Whats next? A pledge for members that when placed in an environment above freezing an ice cube wont melt?

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EIBUDJun. 20, 11 2:44 PM

Take your pledge and shove it.

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angel123Jun. 20, 11 3:43 PM

Who are these people? I never heard of them yet they are telling presidential canididates to sign a pledge? And why would anyone be beholden to this group? I wonder if these might run or might not run candidates know they represent ALL people of the United States, not groups like this SBA or whatever!

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LakeliverJun. 20, 11 3:45 PM

Oh, oh, that would certainly mean these two candidates are actually rinos and not "politically pure" enough for the current Republican Party.

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mongoose32Jun. 20, 11 5:17 PM

I wouldn't sign it. Then again, it probably wouldn't matter if I did. Campaign promises are rarely kept anyway.

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LakeliverJun. 20, 11 5:27 PM

Actually there have been two different pledges of political purity in the Republican Party in recent times: 2005 and just this past year. The last one is probably why Marty Seifert lost the nomination for governor. Though certainly right of center, he was a teacher, worked for a college, and had other "sins"in his past.

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jjsbrwJun. 20, 1110:02 PM

Lakeliver: "Marty Seifert lost the nomination for governor. Though certainly right of center, he was a teacher, worked for a college, and had other "sins"in his past." -------------- Mr. Seifert's failure to secure the nomination had nothing to do with the anti-abortion crowd. Mr. Seifert was thwarted by the anti-intellect crowd.

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viking53Jun. 21, 1112:22 AM

I don't support Mitt, and I never will. But I'm glad to see him step up and not sign this "so called" pledge. Everyone already knows his stance on abortion. Why does he have to do what Michelle wants him to do? Why shouldn't SHE conform to his way of thinking? As far as I'm concerned Michelle Bachmann should go back to Lexington New Hampshire and look for proof that the American Revolution started there, and to quit bothering the rest of us.

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aspartzJun. 21, 11 2:39 AM

Strange, the candidate who allegedly represents the TEA Party movement, Michelle Bachmann, signs this pledge. How does more federal power over reproductive rights lessen the size, scope, power or cost of the government? Tying their wagon the the fundies will help Obama get re-elected as the fiscal conservatives bail to the Libertarians or other third party.

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undeadJun. 21, 11 5:44 AM

As soon as these children that the conservatives wish to save are actually born, then they become too burdensome to school, feed, and doctor. Republican budget plans make this clear. Makes no sense. I know, I should know better than to expect it to make sense.

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