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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Family Research Council To Air Ad Against Barack Obama On Abortion

From The Caucus:

The lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, the conservative Christian organization, is going on the air in several cities on Friday with a television ad featuring a personal note from the group’s president, Tony Perkins, to Senator Barack Obama. The message: Mr. Obama’s abortion rights stance is hypocritical.

The 30 second ad can be found on YouTube here and shown below.

In the 30-second ad, Mr. Perkins appears seated and cradling his young son, Samuel. It begins with a clip of Mr. Obama’s recent Father’s Day speech in which he said: “We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn’t just end at conception.” (In the speech, which he gave at a Chicago church, Mr. Obama spoke about the problem of absent black fathers.)

As he holds his toddler, Mr. Perkins turns Senator Obama’s words back on him, asking, “If, as you say, fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?” Or more to the point – and more personally – “If I became a father at conception, when did Samuel here become my son?” Young Samuel fidgets a bit in his father’s arms.

As The Caucus points out, the evangelical Conservatives have not completely embraced John McCain, but they will go after Obama hard and fast and there is no doubt that they will work to see McCain elected as President.

The alternative option is unacceptable to them, which will guarantee McCain their support, while Moderates and Independents, who are needed as well, already have a favorable opinion of John McCain.

Considering the race is already close, Democratic supporters are realizing that while Obama needed them to become the Democratic presumptive nominee during the primaries, once he took that title, he has turned his back on them over FISA, which has them angered, he has moved further to the right which in the far left progressives mind is a betrayal, and he has managed to even alienate some of the media with his antics.

So while McCain is still gathering support, Obama has peaked as is now losing some.