Is Herman Cain pro-choice?

To get an answer, you can try starting here—with his answer to John Stossel.  If you don’t have time, it can be summarized by saying it’s completely incomprehensible.  I’d say he is pro-choice, and also pro-life, but mainly pro-choice in a pro-lifey sort of way.  Make sense?

His clarification on CNN is good if you’re looking for clarification, but bad if you’re hoping Herman Cain is pro-life.  That is, until Herman Cain wrote on Twitter that “I'm 100% pro-life. End of story.”

So, what’s the truth?  I think you have to throw out the Stossel response as brain freeze.  Like, he just had a pint of ice cream before the question was asked, and his brain was literally frozen and not functioning.  That happens to all of us.

But, his CNN clarification outlines what I think is the most relevant part of the discussion—his policy.

"I believe that life begins at conception. And abortion under no circumstances," Cain said. But, he also said it’s not “the government's role or anybody else's role to make that decision…. it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat…It gets down to the family and whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn't have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue…The government shouldn't be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decision that they need to make.

He reiterates the same sentiment to David Gregory:

Cain tells Gregory that he's against abortion without exception, even in cases of rape or incest (putting him to the right, by the way, of both Mitt Romney and Rick Perry). But when asked whether his opposition also applies to cases in which the life of the mother is at risk, Cain repeats this vague response three times: "That family is going to have to make that decision."

In other words, Herman Cain doesn’t personally believe you should have an abortion under any circumstances.  That’s what he means when he writes on twitter “I’m 100% pro-life. End of story.”

But, to be honest, I don’t really care what he thinks about abortion in his personal life.  His personal opinion is little more than a somewhat interesting aside compared to what he believes the role of the government in the process might be.

The abortion debate is about government policy.  When should the government allow abortions to take place, if at all?  The abortion debate isn’t about what you’d do for yourself or your family.

To put all of this another way: these quotes would make you believe Herman Cain is roughly equal to Rudy Giuliani on abortion.  When Rudy had this opinion, many conservatives said it disqualified him from the nomination completely.  Why is it okay for Cain?  (Are you anti-Italian or something?)

Think about this—in 2008, Mitt Romney was called too socially liberal because he USED to have the abortion position that Herman Cain seems to CURRENTLY hold. Just the fact that Mitt Romney formerly held the current Cain position was enough to call Romney a current liberal, but current Cain is able to be the socially conservative choice while currently holding the former Romney position. Got that?

All of this has caused Cain to further clarify/spin/walk back.  Here's what he came up with:

"Abortion should not be legal, that is clear. But if that family made a decision to break the law, that's that family's decision, that's all I'm trying to say."

This is just a bunch of flailing at this point.  Does anyone really believe a presidential candidate would knowingly talk about illegal behavior by saying "whatever they decide, they decide"??

Whether you believe his latest "clarification" or not, Cain seems to have issues at times explaining his mini-controversies without them turning into major controversies. He's a really good communicator, but this sort of stuff will really hurt him should he become the actual nominee.  We're hoping to have him on this week to clarify.   I'd like him to answer this question:

Which of these statements do you most agree with:

a) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, but it should not be illegal because families have to make their own choices on the matter.

b) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, and it should be illegal except for (fill in your selection of horrific causes/outcomes, ie, rape, incest, life/health of mother, etc).  In those cases, families must make their own decisions.

c) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, and it should be illegal in all cases.

PS--There are always candidates that are morally opposed to abortion, but want it to be legal.  Are there any candidates who are morally in favor of abortion but want the government to ban it?  That would be entertaining.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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