Skip to comments.NH Sen. Ayotte cancels event with IN's Mourdock (RINO helps turn Mourdock quote into a larger story)
Posted on 10/24/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has cancelled her plan to campaign with Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."
Mourdock said on Wednesday said he abhors rape and meant only that God creates life.
But Ayotte's spokesman, Jeff Grappone, said that the senator disagrees with Mourdock's comments, which do not represent her views. Ayotte was scheduled to campaign with Mourdock on Wednesday, but canceled her trip and is in New Hampshire instead.
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That is a damn good question...wonder if we will get an answer?
Doesn’t Ayotte realize that by NOT canceling, and ATTENDING the event, as a GOP woman, that she could have helped make this go away, and help here win the Senate majority?
The proper questions are: what is the moral thing for the person so affected to do about it, what role should government in a free society have in influencing or limiting that decision, and under which circumstances may the state exercise such power? These are not easy questions, nor are there easy answers - no matter how passionately we may feel about the subject.
Ayotte is a strong conservative, Murdock is the idiot who shot himself in the foot and caused a headache for the Republican party with less than 2 weeks to go.
sad if that is the best the Northeast can do in a Gop way.. Brown is bad enough to stomach.
Good questions and beyond Mourdock's tin ear for being drawn into his response. Yes, his statement was twisted. Yes, the media is hostile. All of this should have been known and anticipated in advance. The playing field isn't level and Republican candidates have to think before they reply. Also, the troubling questions you allude to above, such as does the state lock up and restrain a mother who intends to abort a baby conceived in rape? Does the state charge a mother who aborts under these circumstances with murder? Each question and answer raises new challenges and the power of the state.
Kelly has an exception ~ she is not RTL. Sorry ~ them’s the rules.
Scott is pro abortion anyway. You would expect no less of him. His connection to the Republican party is simply that he’s not a Democrat.
You will need to become more critical in your selection of heroic Conservatives in the future and make sure to reject the imitations.
Indiana is filled to the gunnals with Calvinists of all sorts!
They have their arguments for why God permits or does what He does ~