No Kaine!

I wrote a diary yesterday explaining why Kaine is a deal-breaker and his ardent supporters asked me to prove that he is pro-life.

So here is (thanks to Sam Stein on Huffington Post) saying that he is no different than Bush on abortion. 4/opinion/main682882.shtml

He also opposes stem-cell research: ;jsessionid=B8D00C12BD0D1FFD309943C8AFD2 7B01?diaryId=7769

And looks like he is homophobic also: essage.cfm?thread=973679&boardname=o ff&dt=8&boardid=2

I am sorry, I dont want a Bush-lite as a Democrat VP nominee.

Tags: kaine VP (all tags)



Re: No Kaine!

How the hell could you be against stem cell research.  Cell lines come form discarded and unused in vitro fertilized cells.

These cells have many potential clinical uses. How anyone could support kaine is beyond me.


by giusd 2008-08-19 05:38PM | 0 recs
Re: No Kaine!

Yes Kaine!

Kaine is a great guy.  I live in Richmond, and have gone to quite a few of his events.  The guy is good, and Obama knows what the hell he is doing by considering him.

Deal breaker?  Oh, what.. are you going to stay home and let McCain destroy the supreme court and kill off your pet issues?  If so, I call fraud.  No one is that stupid.

by Hill4Life 2008-08-19 05:43PM | 0 recs
No one?

Well, there are those 50.1% of people who re-elected Bush...  As the main said (more-or-less), "no one ever lost betting against the intelligence of the American people."

by username 2008-08-19 06:05PM | 0 recs
Re: No Kaine!

I don't know.  I think this might be exactly what Barack Obama needs: devout Catholic, centrist southern governor, D.C. outsider, fiercely loyal to Obama, good advocate for the top of the ticket.

Karl Rove is going after Kaine pretty hard right now, and obviously nothing has been announced yet, so that should tell you something.  An Obama-Kaine ticket could potentially pick off some evangelical voters, who are not 100% sold on McCain--especially if he picks a pro-choice veep.  All it would take is a few percent to flip some states Bush narrowly won in 2004.

by Will Graham 2008-08-19 05:51PM | 0 recs
Re: No Kaine!

Kaine also speaks Spanish extremely well.  Don't underestimate what an asset this would be in Latino-heavy areas of Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida etc.  If Obama could drive McCain's share of the Hispanic vote to well under 40% I just don't see where he can make up the difference.

by Will Graham 2008-08-19 05:55PM | 0 recs
Thank god we'll control Congress - -

imagine the irony if we need congress to protect gay rights and reproductive freedom from a "progressive team".  

by kosnomore 2008-08-19 06:37PM | 0 recs
Cry me a river

You wont be happy until they throw official parties in the name of abortion.  You dont even know how much of a minority in this party you are.

by Brandon 2008-08-19 07:48PM | 0 recs


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