Sunday, February 7, 2016

Women Were Another Big Winner in Last Night's Debate

I have said it before but it can't be said too much-it is scary that Marco Rubio is considered 'reasonable' or a 'moderate' in any sense of the word.

Nowhere is he more extreme than on the subject of abortion. He is against exceptions even in the case of rape and incest. Jeb Bush governed to the Right of his brother in Florida. But last night compared with Rubio, he was the moderate on the stage.

Rubio's extreme position on women's choice also won't help him with NH voters anymore than his robotic performance where he is being compared to Dan Quayle in 1988. Like the rap against Quayle, Rubio seems to be a young, good-looking, empty suit.
We will see how much this hurts him-some polls already seem to show Kasich catching him for second and that was before the debate.

Sometimes a lifeline comes in strange packages but women may well be well served by Christie's epic takedown of Rubio last night. There is plenty about Christie not to like but if he complicates the effort by the GOP to get behind someone with as hideous a position as his on abortion, Christie did God's Work last night. Or was it Goddess' work?

Rubio tried to defend his extreme pro life position by claiming that Democrats are the extremists on this issue. This is a bizarre claim for someone who believes the state should force a woman to bare her rapist's baby against her own will. Again, in NH even half of GOPers are pro choice. Rubio has no idea how much this might further hurt him in the state.

In further later more purple or blue states this will be a very successful attack line against him by the other GOPers.

Hillary called him out strongly this morning on This Week.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went after Sen. Marco Rubio over his defense of his opposition to abortions.

"It's really quite sad to see what Senator Rubio is becoming in this campaign. Everybody understands that he is diving as far right as he possibly can. I've been on record for many years about where I stand on abortion, how it should be safe and legal," Clinton said Sunday, a day after the most recent Republican presidential debate. "And I've had the same position that I've had for a very long time. But what's really going on here is an effort by the Republicans to keep pushing as far as they can to overturn Roe v. Wade, to defund Planned Parenthood, to make accusations and attacks that are really extreme."

"Clinton's comments on ABC's "This Week" came less than 24 hours after Rubio, during his debate performance, contrasted himself from other candidates on abortion, stressing his opposition to abortions even in cases of rape or incest. He then pivoted to Clinton who, per Rubio, "believes that all abortions should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child."

"It's just so unfortunate that politicians like Senator Rubio are trying to politicize these kinds of concerns and I don't think he should be allowed to get away with that," Clinton said.

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