In the relentless effort to derail the Trump candidacy, Chris Matthews became an icon today...pestering Trump on abortion, the all consuming issue of the left. Matthews got Mr. Trump to concede that if illegal, abortion would have to carry a sanction against the recipient. The correct pro-life position is the doctor should suffer.
The Trump campaign walked back the gaffe, but it gave the media all they needed for the latest Trump debacle.
Pro life is tough for people who are essentially pro choice but have to say the contrary to remain in favor with "the base."
I remember a few years back a local candidate who had gone on bent knee to Mike Long, insisting he was pro life, but when confronted by a woman at a Chamber dinner, he looked her in the eye and said, "maam, I am a pro choice Republican." That told me all I needed to know about how tough it is to pursue a true pro life position when you don't really believe it.
Trump got had by Matthews and looks doomed in Wisconsin.
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