GOP Rivals Pass on Contraception Debate, Hit Obama
They universally duck this question to bypass it and attack President Obama in a direct pander to the religious right zealots who drive all debate and direction in today’s GOP. All of them reframe the question; recasting and redirecting it to terms of abortion, race, religious liberty, and everything but the freedom of a woman to choose when she bears children. The ridiculous stretches of the candidates in these responses are reprehensible.
The Republican presidential candidates are trying to avoid a debate on contraception and instead are looking to keep the focus of their criticism on President Barack Obama. (Feb. 22)
[Editor update: removed link since the story at Reuter’s was since truncated to remove transcript where Santorum talks about Charles Murray, and Romney speaks of ethnicity and childbirth.]