Stay On Message, Black Walnut

Herman Cain is as bad as Romney at flip-flops, but he’s far more lost in the sauce as Kerry was-he gives a deer-in-the-headlights look when he has to respond to a major policy decision. He’s managed to piss off the Iowa Republicans for what appears to be a sensible policy:

The first signs of real damage to Herman Cain’s campaign emerged Thursday as his position on abortion — that he is personally anti-abortion but believes it’s “not the government’s role … to make that decision” — began to register with conservative Iowa activists…

Uh-oh. Say what?

“My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.”

OK. With you so far. Here comes the the foot in mouth section:

“As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story. I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to the rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children,” Cain said in his statement. “

Who is whispering in your ear, Black Walnut?

What can I say? He’s right. I oppose him on his stances, but the guy might actually believe that he understands that a president is a weak bulwark by design. The founders, if I remember correctly, fought vehemently about whether or not there should even be a president in the first place. But he still doesn’t understand that the Supreme Court will never repeal Roe v. Wade. Generally courts rely on stare decisis number one, and number two, it’s going to be a long winter in hell before a Democratic Senate(assuming there is one, which I believe will be the case) will allow a partisan to walk to the court.

Will Cain be able to pacify Iowa Republican with his latest contradictory, obfuscating rhetoric? Time will tell.

(This is a hilarious hit piece, one of at least half a dozen I did on Cain. Hilarious because the SCOTUS did repeal Roe after making up new rules about when a president is allowed to make appointments to it.)

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