this is not an endorsement by pat robertson or al franken or barney the purple dinosaur. this is a pac that has more than 3000 chapters in all 50 states. this is the largest pro-life group of voters in our country. and they are backing fred.
from the nrlc press release earlier today:
WASHINGTON – Marking the first major endorsement by a national grassroots organization in the Republican presidential contest, National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life organization representing pro-lifers in fifty state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today announced its endorsement of former Senator Fred Thompson for President of the United States.
"As the first major grassroots organization to enter the Republican presidential race, National Right to Life is proud to endorse Fred Thompson,"
In making its endorsement, National Right to Life considered the position of candidates on the life issues, their records on the life issues and their ability to win.
Fred Thompson has had a strong, consistent pro-life record throughout his political career. Thompson opposes abortion and believes the 1973 abortion on demand Supreme Court decision was wrongly decided and must be reversed. During his eight years in the United States Senate, he always opposed using tax dollars to promote or pay for abortion and supported the many pro-life measures such as parental notice and consent.
stated Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National Right to Life. "Our endorsement is a testament to Senator Thompson’s long-standing pro-life record, his commitment to unborn children, and our belief in his ability to win."
the emphasis is theirs. fred's response?
"I'm deeply appreciative for the past support by the National Right to Life Committee-PAC in my Senate campaigns, and today I am blessed and grateful to have received their endorsement for President of the United States.
"In supporting me, those who have worked tirelessly to defend life are supporting a consistent conservative who has stood with them yesterday, who stands with them today, and will stand with them tomorrow."
i say again, that this is big, big news.
the msm and other candidates have been very busy trying to throw fred under the bus and say that he has also had flip flop issues on abortion. he hasn't. he has been consistent.
i'm quite certain that the majority of states will ban it because that is what the majority of constituents want. the only people who benefit with a national law are those in favor of abortion. with roe v. wade they have been able to override the opinion of the majority by claiming a constitutional diktat. over turning roe v. wade means it's back to the states. this would be a good thing.
that's it. fred has been in second place to rudy since he made his announcement. i believe that this is about to change. and boy does that ever make me happy.
let's get behind him. not just say "i will if he gets the nomination". with that type of response he won't get it. if we back him and say, "he's my man", he will be. let's support rudy only IF he gets the nomination. make him the fall back candidate.
fred's the man for me. he's the man who can win. he's got my vote.