Where the Presidential Candidates Really Stand on the Issues
In Obama, Abortion, and Catholics, Tom McFeely, contributing editor of the National Catholic Register describes how leaders weigh in on Obama and the Kmiec Controversy.
In the article, Catholic law professor at Pepperdine University Doug Kimec attempts to defend Obama and present reasons why he thinks Catholics should vote for Obama; however, Kimec seems to be a very confused man, who presents a picture of someone he would like Obama to be, rather than the person he really is. For example, “Kmiec said it was wrong to characterize Obama as pro-abortion despite his perfect pro-abortion voting record and his campaigning on an abortion-rights platform with the endorsement of NARAL and leaders of Planned Parenthood.”
Here is how Father Richard Neuhaus, editor in chief of the journal First Things, responds to Kimec’s analysis:
Father Neuhaus said Kmiec fails to understand that not all intrinsic evils are equally grave and that abortion, unlike racism, is the key social issue in contemporary American politics.
“The intentional killing of a member of the human family — which is what happens in every abortion — is the most pressing social justice question of our time,” said Father Neuhaus. “Mr. Kmiec’s candidate advocates an unlimited right to abortion.”
Kimec is not only wrong about Obama, but he presents a distorted picture of McCain as well. You can read the article for yourself and draw your own conclusions. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what’s going on here. Be sure to check out Jay Anderson’s comments on the article here.
Here is the truth about where the candidates are on the issues:
Where They Stand: The Candidates and The Issues
The Iraq War
Obama: Campaign opposed invasion. Promises withdrawal in 16 months.
McCain: Voted for invasion and funding. No withdrawal until Iraq stable.
Obama: Supports same-sex adoption. Helped kill Marriage Amendment. Opposes Defense of Marriage Act.
McCain: Helped kill Marriage Amendment. Supports Defense of Marriage Act.
Obama: Opposes torture of U.S. detainees.
McCain: Opposes torture of U.S. detainees.
Obama: Voted to fund stem-cell research. Supports clone-and-kill research.
McCain: Voted to fund stem-cell research. Opposes clone-and-kill research.