"And as far as young women are concerned, absolutely — I don't think anybody like me, I can state my position on abortion, but to — other than that, leave the issue alone when we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we're in."
Wallace drew the obvious conclusion, even if McCain would not.
"When you say leave the issue alone, you would allow, you'd say, freedom of choice?" the Fox News host asked.
"I would allow people to have those opinions and respect those opinions," McCain answered. "I'm proud of my pro-life position and record. But if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views."
We say NO McCain this is why moderate wishy washy candidates do not win. Being pro life is not a losing issue and not one to keep "mum" about. If you are proud of your pro life views and voting record you should be able to articulate why to the people.
"Indeed, one could hardly imagine Sen. McCain offering to respectfully disagree and then "leave the issue alone" if someone were to tell him that the lives of the Americans in our consulate in Benghazi were not deserving of protection. Such a statement, it seems safe to say, would arouse the fighting side of John McCain, former navy pilot and decorated Vietnam War veteran, who endured five and a half years as a prisoner of war. His response would rightly be clear, forceful, and unequivocal. A minimum amount of respect and civility might be included, but chances they would not be the most noticeable features of his reply. Simply put, such a foolish and uncaring statement would make McCain mad as hell."
Republicans have a messaging problem....not a platform problem. They say we are pro life but let's not talk about it okay?? Our position is correct and totally defensible. Take a stand.