Is Deeds Advocating the Reversal of Roe v. Wade?

9 Aug

He’s losing on the economy. He’s losing on jobs. He’s losing on transportation. He’s just losing.

So, backed into a corner Deeds falls back to the old Democrat playbook and attacks Bob McDonnell on the issue of abortion. Can “Bob McDonnell will take away your Social Security” be that far behind?

Deeds to Wage Risky Attack On Opponent’s Abortion Views
The Washington Post

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds will launch a campaign this week to portray his opponent’s longtime efforts to restrict abortion as out of the mainstream, a potentially risky strategy for a Democrat in the once solidly conservative state.
Read more.

But wait, in the July 25th debate at the Homestead, Deeds said that the campaign shouldn’t be about federal issues:

Deeds largely avoided the federal issues, saying the race should instead be about “what’s going on around the breakfast tables” of Virginians.
The Washington Post, July 26, 2009

So first let’s get beyond the fact that, while I don’t know about yours, my family has never discussed abortion over breakfast.

But that said, is Deeds now saying that abortion is a state issue? Perhaps a states’ rights issue? Is he saying that Roe v. Wade should be overturned and the issue returned to the states?

No, of course he isn’t saying any of that.

But trailing by double digits he’s grasping for an issue that will stick. That’s his strategy of desperation. When you have no vision, no plan of your own, try to make your opponent out to be an extremist.

Over at Bearing Drift, Shaun Kenney take a more in-depth look at the Deeds Desperation: Deeds Slams McDonnell on Abortion


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