Thanks to the Akin outburst, the extremist positions taken by anti-choice politicians are now finally becoming more visible to a larger public.
And therein lies the conundrum for Republican women voters as they consider their vote come Election Day 2012. When the U.S. is as politically polarized as it’s ever been, now epitomized by the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan presidential tickets, will women voters join these women elected officials and vote against their self interest?
According to the presidential contender, his ticket supports allowing rape victims to terminate their pregnancies. Did he check with his running mate?
Paul Ryan’s relatively small family and Mitt Romney’s quite large one reveal the reproductive minefields for Republican candidates who presumably are expected to show obedience, in their personal lives, to the party’s extremist platform.
Romney running mate Paul Ryan, who’s endorsed personhood at the federal level, will have to decide whether to un-endorse the measure or stand behind it.
They love him. They hate him. No, wait, you’re all right!
Ryan may have gotten the nod, but what happened to all of those other wannabe v.p. contenders?
This election is about choice. A big choice.
We have a vice presidential nominee. Now the real campaigning begins.
With the chatter of a Ryan pick as Romney’s running mate, it’s time for a closer look at his record.