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A Bad Day Gets Even Worse

by @ 5:19 on August 30, 2008. Filed under Politics - National.

The day after the scene at Barackopolis was  a day when Barack expected to awake and bask in the glowing adoration of a fawing nation and media.   A day when he expected to reaquire is Chi and  his Mo.   Unfortunately for Barack,  McCain drew Obama into a trap of his own ego.   He  not only took the Chi and the Mo but made sure Barack will not see them again in this election, when  he announced Sarah Palin as his VP choice.   (As a complete aside, I’ll admit I was wrong on Pawlenty but I was right about Mitt)

Hard to imagine much worse could happen to “The One” but in fact, the day ended worse than it began.

PR newswire  released a poll this evening that showed:

A majority of likely voters and Catholics are at odds with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on the critical issue of abortion and “when life begins,”

When asked:

Recently, Barack Obama was asked when he thought life begins, in reference to the issue of abortion. Obama responded by saying that decision was above his pay grade. Knowing that the next president may be able to appoint two or three U.S. Supreme Court Justices, who may be called to make rulings on the issue of abortion, do you support or oppose a president who does not know when life begins?

The response was:

Fifty-five percent of likely voters said they would oppose a president who does not know when life begins, while only 28 percent said they would support such a president. Among likely voters who are Catholic, 67 percent would oppose a president who doesn’t know when life begins, and only 19 percent would support him.

Uh oh!

But it gets worse. Do you remember Barack’s closing attempts to show his views were just like us regular folks? Do you remember where he suggested that opposition to gay marriage showed small mindedness?

I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination.

Well, this same survey shows that a majority of Americans still have “small minds.” When asked:

Would you support or oppose a ballot measure in your state that stipulates only marriage between a man and a woman will be legally recognized?”

The answer came back:

Fifty-eight percent of likely voters said they would support such a measure, while only 36 percent would oppose it. Among likely voters who are Catholic, 60 percent would support the ballot measure, and 36 percent would oppose it.

Barack appears to be on a roll. I’ll bet he didn’t expect to be rolling downhill at this point!

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