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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's confusing comments on the abortion issue, together with a federal judge's ruling on a North Carolina pro-life law, have put abortion back in the national spotlight during a presidential campaign dominated by

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Carol H (229)
Friday October 28, 2011, 4:18 am
noted, thanks Cal

Ellen m (215)
Friday October 28, 2011, 4:23 am
This guy is a complete idiot.
As a active member of NARAL, this guy is quickly becoming a real pain in the a**!
On top of this is the fact that not only does he really suck at math, put out stupid (smoking man) videos, his campaign manager was kicked out of politics for a time for illegal activities concerning he's even in the polls is beyond me. Thanks Cal

patricia lasek (317)
Friday October 28, 2011, 6:17 am
Why does anyone even listen to him? He has as many stupid ideas as Palin and Bachmann put together.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday October 28, 2011, 6:39 am
He's a token nutcase, as Bill Maher said on Real Time,last week;"The Republicans would not run a black man for president," even though he is a major a nut case,as he is.
Obama would intelllectually beat the crap out of him,in any debate.


Susanne R (235)
Friday October 28, 2011, 7:05 am
Herman Cain will say anything to secure the nomination. That's why his responses are so confusing. He may seem impressive to some when debating against the likes of Perry and Bachmann, but if he does happen to win the Republican nod and has to face President Obama in a series of debates, he'll fall like a house of cards. A Harvard law professor and former president of the Harvard Law Review debating a pizza mogul with no foreign policy experience and very little political experience is an unfair match. If President Obama is to be replaced, at least let it be by a worthy opponent. So far, the Republican's haven't produced one.

TomCat S (129)
Friday October 28, 2011, 8:48 am
Republicans want to keep social issues in the spotlight to avoid discussion of jobs.

Jessica C (178)
Friday October 28, 2011, 9:03 am
Amanda Marcotte did a fantastic job covering Cain's ring-around-the-issues on this week's "Reality Cast."

Kit B (276)
Friday October 28, 2011, 9:20 am

This has gone far beyond abortion issues and into issues of the basic human rights of all women. Perhaps next they can justify "stoning" it sure doesn't seem beyond the scope of these small minds. What about a law that prevents men from causing an unwanted pregnancy? Oh yeah, that's gonna happen.

Rita White (55)
Friday October 28, 2011, 10:30 am
This guy is a complete idiot.

pam w (139)
Friday October 28, 2011, 11:47 am
Make no mistake...abortion is always at the forefront of politics because it's an easy target! Republicans want to fan the flames of fundamentalists with their anti-choice blabber BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SOLUTIONS TO OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC PROBLEMS!

Going after women and women's issues is easy! And the fundies just love it!

nancy B (16)
Friday October 28, 2011, 1:01 pm
He is just a pawn for the Kochroach brothers.

Yvonne White (229)
Friday October 28, 2011, 1:21 pm
Why do we Let it be an issue?? If RepubliCONs don't believe in abortion, then they shouldn't have one. Are there really lines of women & girls outside abortion clinics? I don't think so. Abortion is just another RepubliCON "go to" issue to avoid any Real Debates on Issues that Everyone is concerned about. RepubliCONs HATE Muslims, then try to pass Sharia Laws! Sick, twisted stuff..:(

Barbara H (1)
Friday October 28, 2011, 3:37 pm
Yeah, I agree. That group IS pretty offensive.

(pulling tongue from cheek now)

Ray M (0)
Friday October 28, 2011, 4:08 pm
The extremist fanatics are crawling out of the woodwork this election. Thanks to the lies and distortions on FAUX news, hate radio blowhards, and the lunatic fringe political hacks running on the repug ticket. Can't believe the stupidity of the American people in this day and age. I mean, do they not have an education beyond 8th grade? Sheesh!

Past Member (0)
Friday October 28, 2011, 4:15 pm
If abortion is illegal, terrified pregnant teenagers will be resorting to coat hangers. That's what they used to do.

A lot more hospital bills. A lot more deaths.

I guess it would be good for the population explosion. (irony)

But then coat hanger abortions may result in mutilated babies who need to collect social security and join public health programs.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 28, 2011, 4:23 pm
I think the reason Herman Cain has risen in the polls is because he is so dang plain spoken. We're used to political rhetoric. And double dang tired of it.

Herman just sez it like it is. He just blurts it out. He's a good old country boy. (not sure of his state of origin but he sure seems country to me. And I luv country.)

It may be amusing. But what will happen if Herman just blurts it out with the suave leaders of other countries?

So much of what he sez has proven offensive.

Amusing but offensive!!

KS Goh (0)
Friday October 28, 2011, 5:35 pm
Thanks for the article.

divergent revolution (309)
Friday October 28, 2011, 5:36 pm
Because abortions are such a "luxury", and a fun way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
As I've been told,"any publicity is good" he sure is proving .that right

. (0)
Friday October 28, 2011, 6:49 pm
keep abortion legal

Georgia L (209)
Friday October 28, 2011, 10:25 pm
It has gone far beyond abortion. They are openly trying to give personhood to fertilized eggs in a couple of states which will effectively outlaw most birth control as well. I keep wondering if they will fill up prisons with women who have miscarriages since somehow someway, they may have 'caused' them.(Like being upset about being able to afford to feed another baby.)

Kamila A (141)
Friday October 28, 2011, 11:42 pm
The consensus seems to be that he is an idiot.
He brings those terrible stereotypes of the black man to nauseating life. I respect President Obama because he is, simply, a graceful man of integrity. I have zero respect for this moron. I think he sets racial gains back about 100 years, or more. Please, go away Cain. You are making a mockery of yourself, of African-Americans and of all of us Americans. Overseas, they must think of America as the land of idiots to even consider these candidates......oh Lord, help us.
I wonder how many children he fathered illegitimately? or how many abortions he OK'd of his girlfriends?

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 5:10 am

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 5:17 am
I'll go with all the above Comments.thanks you Cal..

Deborah L (70)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 8:52 am
Georgia: Repukelican Bobby Franklin,I believe from Georgia - from some southern state anyway, has tried to put the death penalty, into law, for any woman who miscarries unless she can prove she was not involved in any way for the death of a fetus.Well, since a woman who miscarries does have involvement by the sheer fact the miscarried fetus was in her body at one time, it goes to say at all women who miscarry are guilty.
Cain at first stated that government has no right to intrude into a womans reproduction. Then about 2 days later he is against ALL abortion no exceptions. So once again women are expendable, especially if carrying a pregnancy to term would kill her. Don't you just love the radicals on the right ?

Debra Holliday (38)
Saturday October 29, 2011, 4:40 pm
Every baby has the right to live! Women have a choice to keep their legs together or take birth control. The baby has no choice as to whether s/he will be allowed to live. Murder is murder!
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