Recurring Decimals…..

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Not just a President (3)

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But Americans are likely to vote for a Presedential candidate who does not believe in using condoms to protection against AIDS, or to be generous, is totally clueless about the issues of contraceptives, sexual health etc [1]:

Reporter: “Should U.S. taxpayer money go to places like Africa to fund contraception to prevent AIDS?”

Mr. McCain: “Well I think it’s a combination. The guy I really respect on this is Dr. Coburn. He believes – and I was just reading the thing he wrote– that you should do what you can to encourage abstinence where there is going to be sexual activity. Where that doesn’t succeed, than he thinks that we should employ contraceptives as well. But I agree with him that the first priority is on abstinence. I look to people like Dr. Coburn. I’m not very wise on it.”


Q: “What about grants for sex education in the United States? Should they include instructions about using contraceptives? Or should it be Bush’s policy, which is just abstinence?”

Mr. McCain: (Long pause) “Ahhh. I think I support the president’s policy.”

Q: “So no contraception, no counseling on contraception. Just abstinence. Do you think contraceptives help stop the spread of HIV?”

Mr. McCain: (Long pause) “You’ve stumped me.”

The short gist: McCain in a desparate dash for the social conservative vote.

Previous posts here and here.


[1]: Considering he is 74 years old, who can blame him.

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

February 18, 2008 at 12:22 am

Posted in Politics, Rants

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  1. I actually don’t think McCain believes in what he is saying. I also don’t think he will actually do most of the stuff he says he will to please the religious whackjobs in this country. I think McCain’s age is very significant here. He knows this is his last chance to get elected president and so he has no qualms about sacrificing all that is rational and decent to go all out in capturing the conservative vote. Even if it means denying evolution, glorifying abstinence or anything else the religious right likes to believe in. But if he becomes president, I doubt whether he will actually implement all this nonsense.


    February 18, 2008 at 10:16 am

  2. @gawker: neither do I beleive it will be McCain’s position if elected. unfortunately, we will see a lot of such pandering to the religous right, both from McCain and even the democratic nominee whoever it is. My idea with these posts is to highlight some of the absurdities of the US election campaign. Its nice to be able to view it from a distance.


    February 18, 2008 at 6:48 pm

  3. The whole campaign is warped. Where else do candidates start pimping themselves years before the event? I am already news jaded and it’s nowhere near election day.


    February 19, 2008 at 9:34 pm

  4. @LogicGirl: Agree with you. And that is why I am enjoying watching and observing from a distance.


    February 20, 2008 at 12:27 am

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