The arguments started with Herman Cain this past week. As a Republican presidential candidate, Cain has been rapidly advancing in the polls, and looking like a real contender for the nomination. Then suddenly he found himself in a pit of controversy over just how pro-life he is. He made some comments that sounded pro-choice to some. Then people remembered he wouldn’t sign the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life Pledge and the controversy took off. Cain did later write a clarifying letter stating he is 100% pro-life.
This isn’t a post about Cain himself because one thing we learned four years ago is that the people in the lead now often disappear by nomination time. Here’s a reminder of October 2007. The man who became the Republican nominee, John McCain, had been trailing with 8% of the vote and had just come on the scene this time four years ago, so Cain himself may be a vague memory soon, but the issue of LIFE will not be.