I am absolutely appalled by this. This is just.....beyond inhumane. It is utterly indefensible. What the &*^% is wrong with people?
While not a single issue voter as pointed out above, if Obama was on the right side of every issue BUT this one, I would vote against him.
I'm not saying I'd admire him, but these weakness and vices would not nullify his ability to govern rightly.
However, one virtue which is essential, definitive, for good governance is the virtue of justice. If a man (or woman) lacks a strong commitment to justice, he or she simply cannot govern rightly.
Here's where abortion comes in. To deliberately and intentionally kill an innocent human being is the most primorial and fundamental offense against justice that a human being can commit.
To carry out such a killing is an act of outrageous injustice; to be an accomplice is to be corrupted by collusion in injustice; to justify it is to betray a dangerous deficiency in justice; and even to tolerate it shows a basic unfitness to exercise political power, since the power to govern others --- if it is not to be tyranny --- must embody the strictest principles of justice.
Much as I value virtues such as sobriety, humility, chastity, diligence, thrift, and even truthfulness and the rest, they are of secondary importance in the political realm, while justice is supreme.
If a man knowingly tolerates the ongoing deliberate killing of innocent human beings for whatever reason, he is intrinsically unfit to govern.