Morning Briefing: May 2nd, 2012
By Steve Deace
We Could End Abortion Overnight If We Wanted To
For many years Christians have relied on the late Chuck Colson’s Break Point commentaries to help them with having a ready defense for the hope that they have. Although Chuck has gone home to be with the Lord he sought to faithfully serve for many years, the insightful Break Point commentary continues. Including this piece that says we could end abortion overnight if we really wanted to.
My Latest Romney Veepstakes Odds
When trying to determine who Mitt Romney will select as his running mate you need to first understand how Romney and the Republican Party establishment works. First, when Romney says he’ll pick someone “ready to lead on day one,” that means no Sarah Palins. In Republicrat world, Palin is the reason McCain lost, when in reality she was the reason he actually didn’t lose as bad as Mondale did with conservatives staying home rather then vote for the maverick (or saboteur if you prefer). Second, Romney will not select someone whose charisma overshadows his own, because that would just highlight his own shortcomings all the more. Finally, if there is a chance to accomplish both of these goals while also pandering, rest assured Romney will do that.
That’s why our current favorite is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at 3-2 odds. She’s the only person with an impressive enough resume and boring enough personality who also gives Romney the chance to say “see, I’m not a racist sexist.” Not to mention Rice has described herself as “mildly pro-choice” and also supports so-called homosexual rights and civil unions (which is just homosexual marriage by another name), so she’s the perfect fit for Mitt.
The rest of our current odds: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell 2-1, Ohio Senator Rob Portman 3-1, and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan 10-1.
The next slate of candidates meet two of the three thresholds, but would also outshine Romney in the eyes of many so they’re the second tier: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal 50-1, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum 75-1, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 100-1, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio 250-1.