Like I said last night, it looks to me that Bill Frist has some polling data that shows there is no chance in hell he will win in ’08, because the expected threats over his reversal on the stem cell issue have begun:
Focus on the Family Action founder and chairman Dr. James C. Dobson issued the following statement today after learning that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., had come out strongly in favor of increased federal funding for destructive embryonic stem-cell research:
“It is an understatement to say that the pro-life community is disappointed by Sen. Frist’s decision to join efforts to void President Bush’s policy limiting the funding of embryonic stem- cell research. Most distressing is that, in making his announcement, Sen. Frist calls himself a defender of the sanctity of human life — even though the research he now advocates results, without exception, in the destruction of human life…
“The media have already begun speculating that Sen. Frist’s announcement today is designed to improve his chances of winning the White House in 2008 should he choose to run. If that is the case, he has gravely miscalculated. To push for the expansion of this suspect and unethical science will be rightly seen by America’s values voters as the worst kind of betrayal – choosing politics over principle.
The Christian Defense Coalition is equally clear:
“Senator Frist cannot have it both ways. He cannot be pro-life and pro-embryonic stem cell funding. Nor can he turn around and expect widespread endorsement from the pro-life community if he should decide to run for president in 2008.” — Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition.
I am sure there will be more reactions like this…
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Weird. Almost the same damned post as here. I guess I was channeling evil libruls today. Heh.