While Ms. Duckworth jumps on the issue, Mr. Roskam dodges it. "There are bigger issues going on in this campaign." says spokesman Ryan McLaughlin, declining to make the candidate available despite several requests over two days.If Mr. Roskam really believes that the utilization of excess cellular clusters that were created as a byproduct of in vitro fertilization causes the death of actual human beings, what bigger issue could there be?
If Mr. Roskam actually believes that those clusters of cells are really human beings, shouldn't he be doing everything in his power to keep them from being routinely disposed of as is done now? Shouldn't he be taking a loud, strong stand against in vitro fertilization?
The Republican's reticence is understandable. While Mr. Bush's position cheers religious and social conservatives in the Republicans' base, nationwide it has alienated many moderates and has some questioning their fealty to a party increasingly defined by its cultural conservatism in emphasizing its opposition to issues such as gay marriage and abortion.Wait for it...
"I think the Republican Party is in the Dark Ages on this," says Mrs. Doyle, a registered Republican who says she now "tends to vote Democratic." ***
"Embryos count, people don't," complains George Strejcek, 62. He and wife Elizabeth, 58, describe themselves as former Republicans. "Goldwater I could tolerate," he says. "But with these Republicans, they forget we live in a democracy, not a theocracy."
Wait for it...
"They're not fiscally responsible either," his wife says.Oh, Snap!