Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Comments on the ads

1. Obama answered the BAIPA nonsense, as Archpundit calls it, well at the debate, saying:
OBAMA: Well, you know, this is apparently the entire basis on which Ambassador Keyes decided to contradict himself with respect to his views about federalism and not carpet-bagging and not running in other states. According to Ambassador Keyes, this was the reason, this bill. And unfortunately, it's premised on a falsehood. You know, if Ambassador Keyes had called me up, he could have saved himself a trip because existing Illinois law mandates that any infant that has a chance for survival is provided life-saving treatment. Not only that, you've got to have a second doctor there to certify that in fact that is the case. That continues to be the case, that is current law today, as it should be. Now, the bill that was put forward was essentially a way of getting around Roe vs. Wade, which is why 21 other senators, Democrat and Republican, why the Illinois Medical Society objected to the bill. At the federal level there was a similar bill that passed because it had an amendment saying this does not encroach on Roe vs. Wade. I would have voted for that bill.
Since the ads are coming up (although fortunately not in Chicago, yet), let's all be on top of our personal "rapid response." One source is the Obama website, at "Just the Facts about Obama." 2. Does anyone else find it a little odd that RenewAmerica is publicizing the ads?