As everyone should know by now, several months ago Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a strident liberal, called for a “truce” (read: “capitulation”) on social issues, thus betraying his true beliefs.
Since then, his liberal supporters, led by James Antle, have been constantly assuring conservatives that Daniels is really a pro-life conservative and that his statement was misinterpreted. Well, he has recently had a chance to prove this, and he blew it.
Right now, the Congress is debating on whether or not to eliminate and prohibit funding for Planned Parenthood or not. Democrats are eager to subsidize this contributor to their coffers, Republicans are divided. The Pence Amendment, the key piece of legislation at stake right now, would eliminate and permanently prohibit funding for PP. Tony Lee of HumanEvents.com reports that the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List has received letters of support for the Pence Amendment, and for the goal it’s designed to achieve, from eight potential Republican presidential candidates, but Mitch Daniels is not one of them.
The eight potential GOP hopefuls are: Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee, Herman Cain (who is now waging a crusade against abortions on black unborn children), Michele Bachmann (who has warned that she will not vote for any federal budget which does not defund abortion), Rick Santorum (a longtime crusader against abortion), Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin, who, as a woman, has had to make the “to abort or not to abort” decision – the most serious decision a woman can make – 5 times, and each time chose not to abort.
But you won’t find the name “Mitch Daniels” on that list. Nor “Mitt Romney”. When a battle for conservative principles and policies is fought, these guys are almost always AWOL. Why? Because they are strident liberals masquerading as conservatives.
As I type this, the GOP is waging a battle to end funding for PP. Eight potential Republican presidential candidates are participating in this campaign, but Mitch Daniels is not one of them.