Well that didn’t take long.
With the economy picking up and their state-by-state push to eradicate union rights faltering Republicans have made their campaign against contraception front and center of the election season. The Catholic Bishops and their proxies the Republican leadership are pushing for legislation that will allow any employer to deny contraception coverage in their health insurance plans.
This of course bodes well for the crusade, I mean the campaign, of Rick Santorum. Despite a lack-luster showing at both CPAC and the Maine caucus the former Pennsylvania Senator insists the race for the Republican nomination is a two-man race.
Santorum is also accusing the Romney campaign of essentially buying a victory in the CPAC straw poll suggesting there’s still a long ways to go before Republicans really do unite behind a candidate and a platform that reaches beyond criminalizing contraception.
Meanwhile, in profiles of leadership, President Obama will be rolling out his budget at a stop in Virginia today that includes an $8 billion community college job-training initiative and more money for infrastructure, energy and manufacturing. It’s a far cry from the crusade against the pill the Republicans are offering up and suggests at least someone in Washington is interested in leading on an issue other than the restriction of women’s bodies.
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