Skip to comments.Tearjerker: Senate GOP Candidate Launches Powerful "Pro-life" Ad
Posted on 04/23/2014 2:06:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
Guy analyzed this campaign spot earlier today, but I wanted to add some additional commentary as a follow-up.
As my other colleague Cortney recently noted, Oregon Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby is not pro-life. She is of the, shall we say, Joe Biden mold in that she is personally pro-life but supports abortion rights in practice. The GOP establishment, however, as Cortney lamented, has endorsed her candidacy over the pro-life candidate in the belief that she is -- and will prove to be -- more electable. Well see. (Personally, I dont summarily object when the party endorses moderate candidates from blue states. Republicans after all are playing to win. But conservatives -- understandably -- have the right to criticize and take issue with any of their strategic endorsements).
Nevertheless, Dr. Wehbys new campaign spot is tastefully done and hits all the right notes. She doesnt explicitly assert shes pro-life in the traditional sense, of course, but the ad titled Trust does explain how she guided and brought hope to a young mother in need. As it happens, Lexi Liebelt was suddenly informed by her physician -- after an ultrasound -- that she should at least consider aborting her child, who suffered from severe spinal damage. Upon hearing the news, then, it comes as no surprise that Mrs. Liebelt was devastated and disconsolate. However, as a pediatric neurosurgeon, Dr. Wehby went on to perform the necessary surgery that quite literally saved the childs life. Today, were told, Liebelt's daughter Gabby is a healthy 12-year-old:
New TV Ad: "Trust"
For obvious reasons this spot will appeal to Oregons pro-life crowd. Whats more inspiring than a Senate hopeful using her skills and experience as a surgeon to save a childs life from the violence and barbarism of abortion? If she wins the primary, then, perhaps pro-lifers can summon the strength to vote for her over the Democrat.
But the ad, I think, will also appeal to those fed up with Washington -- and the lawmakers who make their living there. Trust in government is rapidly declining, so any spot that can meaningfully show a candidate is worthy of the publics trust has the capacity to move the needle.
This ad might do just that.
Yes, it is a good ad.
But if the woman will vote for infanticide when she is in the Senate, it seems a bit hypocritical.
Color me a skeptic.
Forget it. If you have to waffle and engage in Clintonism, then you don’t have conviction in it to begin with. Hope this woman loses.
Yeah, me too
Anyone that not prolife is obviously a RINO, I hope they find someone better in Oregon then her
Hey, as long as she only votes to kill a few people, it’s not technically murder.
I vote for murderers....two notches or more.
Jason Conger is the candidate for Conservatives in Oregon. He performs better than Wehby against Merkley. We already lost over 10 races in 2010/12 by running establishment RINOs for the Senate, far more than the so-called “loser” Tea Partiers that the media/RINO narrative presents. Wehby is another loser.
Going from a hyper-skilled micro surgeon to D.C. politician seems an awful waste to me.
Spend 40 years getting educated, practice for (what?) 10 years and call it quits?
Lives with four teenage children - no mention of a husband.
First of all it's none of your business if there is a mention of a husband or not. She could be a widow who never remarried after her husband died. Some widows don't. Or she could be divorced, which is none of your business.
Shame on you
Good ad..As I said before, social issues should be up to the state and local government. This year’s election and the 2016 election is important to freedoms of all Americans.
Agree... I guess to some social conservatives being a single mom (by either a divorce or death) makes you unqualified.
Shame on back. You run for office, you spill it. All.