Also, Mr. Geraghty at the Campaign Spot had what I thought was an off-base claim:
Look, if Fred Thompson isn’t pro-life enough for social conservatives, then nobody short of Mike Huckabee is.
I don’t understand his logic, unless he has something against Gov. Romney. His change of heart on abortion happened while he was Governor, so we have a history to examine:
* He vetoed a bill to give kids access to emergency contraception without parents’ knowledge
* He promised a “moratorium” on changes to abortion laws in his 2002 gubernatorial run
* He opposes cloning of human embryos for stem cell research—even though his wife has multiple sclerosis
* He vetoed a bill to expand such research despite the overwhelmingly hostile liberal majority in his state legislature
Gov. Romney opposes Roe v. Wade and thinks states should set abortion policy. He’s said, “In considering the issue of embryo cloning and embryo farming, I saw where the harsh logic of abortion can lead—to the view of innocent new life as nothing more than research material or a commodity to be exploited.”
Again, I like Huckabee, and I like Fred. But we need someone who represents all three legs of the Republican stool. I believe Fred would appoint fine judges, but I get the distinct feeling that he doesn’t really have the kind of passion for social issues that allows social conservatives to sleep better at night.