Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock is currently being crucified in the media over comments he made at a recent debate. Mourdock is a decent, humble man who does not deserve the nasty attacks being hurled at him by the godless American press. These people will readily forgive murderers, perverts, thieves, and dope fiends, but they will offer no pardon of any kind to a social conservative who misspeaks about the subject of rape.
Mr. Mourdock has strong views about abortion, and was asked about them at the debate. Contrary to the way the media is trying to spin his words, he did not say that rape was ever God’s will. However, he should have made his point a little clearer. What he obviously meant to say is that be believes that it is God’s will for a child to born once is it is conceived, even if it is conceived by rape. He also should have stated that this was his personal opinion, and that he would not favor any kind of legislation to force a rape victim to bear a child that resulted from that rape.
Of course, that would not have mattered to the left-wing, pro-abortion crowd. To them, anyone who favors any restrictions at all on abortion is a right-wing freak. Liberal talk show host Rachel Maddow is a prime example of what I’m talking. The other night she went into a diatribe about how silly it is for a pro-lifer to be in favor of an exception for rape – about 15 minutes after she had harshly criticized those would not make an exception for rape. You simply can’t win with these people. They will accept nothing less than unfettered abortion on demand. Mitt Romney’s lead in most of the current popular vote surveys, President Obama seems to be maintaining a definitive, although somewhat precarious, firewall in the electoral vote count. I call it Obama’s Big Ten firewall. I refer that way not because it involves ten states (actually, it’s only five), but because all of those states are home to universities that belong to the Big Ten conference. Those states are Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Excluding some big surprise on Election Day, such as Obama losing a solid blue state, all he would have to do is hold on to all five states in his Big Ten firewall, and would be re-elected regardless of anything else that happened, including a big loss in the popular vote. In fact, as it stands now, he could actually lose Iowa and still win the election. However, losing any of the other four could very well lead to Obama becoming a one-term president.