Watching Hardball tonight I was shocked to hear Chris Matthews describe Governor Ted Strickland as Anti-Abortion…
“While the Governor’s message resonates with blue collar workers”, says Chris. “His anti-abortion stance – anti abortion-rights stance – could hurt him with women in the party”
Here’s the video:
Obviously this is a mistake on the part of the Hardball research staff.
Ted’s stance on abortion certainly isn’t the same as my ‘all-access, all the time’ belief. But it hardly qualifies as “anti-abortion rights”. And it certainly hasn’t scared away any female voters as far as I know.
A better description of his beliefs would probably be “rare, safe and legal”- which is pretty damn progressive for a Methodist minister from Apalachia.
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