As a voter, I look at several issues (abortion being one) that a candidate who is running for the office of the President of the United States should be able to clearly articulate and define their stance on each issue. It’s one of those no-brainers. On abortion, you are either clearly pro-life or you are clearly pro-choice. Hermain Cain seems to have such trouble doing this- even after being given the chance to over and over and over. And, right when you think that we finally might have some clarity on the issue, he restates his position yet again, leaving you with an answer about as clear as mud.
We already know how this started at the end of last week with his interview with Piers Morgan. Since that time, after seeing Conservative pro-life support take a giant pause and a fearful step backwards, he has attempted to clarify his stance. And, he reiterated it at the Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend.
And then…he was asked again…quite directly his stance on the issue. He responded with:
Look, abortion should not be legal. That is clear. But if that family makes the decision to break the law, that’s that family’s decision. That’s all I’m trying to say.
Wait…huh? What is with all of this double-speak? If you are personally opposed to abortion but do not believe that when the Constitution states that, “Everyone has the right to life…” that it means that government bears the responsibility of protecting said life, than that means you are pro-choice. There are many people in government, most fall within the Democrat camp, who feel that they remove personal guilt by saying, “I wouldn’t personally do it– but I wouldn’t stop YOU from doing it” and therefore, feel that they can justify their stance on being pro-choice.
It sounds to me as if Cain flirts with that camp- and as such can’t bring himself to clearly and consistently define his own position on what should be a pretty easy answer.
Does this make me uncomfortable with Cain? It most certainly does.