Do you think the calculus changes if McCain picks Lieberman?
But I do know this: it is possible for a good person to be woefully -- perhaps even intentionally -- oblivious to the sacredness of human life.
It is quite another to for a father to utter the words, "I wouldn't want my daughter punished with a baby."
Perhaps the end result is the same, but for completely different reasons. The former may have a conscience that can be informed. The latter is much further down the road to perdition.
Does it change the calculus? Well, I have to vote for a demonstrably pro-life president. At the moment I cast that vote, his vice president really doesn't enter the calculus -- I am not voting for him. I will cast my vote according to the dictates of my conscience based upon the known facts at the time. I will certainly hope for Mr. Lieberman's -- and Mr. Obama's, for that matter -- joyful enlightenment on the topic.
But let dispense with the flower prose and be direct: what obama said is the verbal equivalent of what Hitler did to the Jews. That's my opinion. He's not just stupid, he's barren.