Just another Republican:
ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Rigel Anderson Report: John McCain’s campaign signaled on Wednesday that the Arizona senator is backing away from his previously stated goal of changing the GOP’s platform on abortion.
“There’s a process in place for the delegates to work on the platform and we are going to let that process work itself out,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told ABC News.
McCain’s plan to take a hands-off approach with the abortion platform stands in stark contrast with the position he took during his first presidential run.
Back in 2000, McCain clashed with then-Gov. George W. Bush over his unwillingness to change platform language that called for a human life amendment banning all abortions.
McCain implored Bush to join him in wanting to add exceptions for rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother.
This is, of course, not unlike using Campaign Finance Reform as your signature issue for years, standing around while the media throws garlands and gushing prose at you all the while, then, in the first chance you have to follow the CFR laws you enacted, you game them for all they are worth.
Being a maverick sounds like a lot of fun. It is like a responsibility free zone.