If you had any doubt....
....that Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2008, her recent abortion speech should remove it. Can you imagine these words coming out of Hillary's mouth?
Proposing new political language about abortion rights for an increasingly skittish Democratic Party, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that friends and foes on the issue should come together on "common ground" to reduce the number of "unwanted pregnancies" and ultimately abortions, which she called a "sad, even tragic choice to many, many women."The New York Times has a more complete report, including this.
Clinton, in a speech to about 1,000 abortion rights supporters at the state Capitol, firmly restated her support for Roe v. Wade.
But then she offered warm words to opponents of abortion and said that faith and organized religion were the "primary" reasons teenagers abstained from sexual relations.
In addition to her description of abortion as a "tragic choice" for many," Mrs. Clinton said that faith and organized religion were the "primary" reasons that teenagers abstain from sexual relations, and reminded the audience that during the 1990's, she promoted "teen celibacy" as a way to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.Hillary has obviously seen the handwriting on the wall. She must appear to move to the right if she is to have any hope of winning.
"The fact is, the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place," Mrs. Clinton said..
The only real question, is can she pull of faux-conservatism better than Lord Fauntleroy, who failed miserably.
UPDATE: Tom Maguire points out that her past will haunt her.