Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Just Why Did Obama Fumble the "Baby Question" So Badly?

Jill Stanek succinctly (and incisively) explains why Barack Obama so badly fumbled Rick Warren's "baby question" last weekend at the Saddleback Forum:

...Very simple. But Obama wouldn't answer it. His now infamous response: "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."

The most adamant pro-abort will at least agree babies acquire human rights when they have completely delivered.

But Barack Obama couldn't bring himself to say, "At birth." He wouldn't confer human rights to newborns.

Obama couldn't commit to saying newborns have human rights because he knew this would give Warren an opening to ask Obama about his opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which codified into Illinois law that newborns have human rights.

So Obama was forced to give an idiotic nonresponse, all the more perplexing since he had to know an abortion question was coming...

Read the whole of Jill's World Net Daily commentary here.