Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Political Spoutage

Not to get all political on you on a care-free Friday afternoon, but something noteworthy ocurred to me when Mitt Romney ended his presidential campaign yesterday.

The three remaining candidates with a legitimate shot at taking the presidency (no offense Huckabee), support lifting the restrictions George Bush has placed on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks Mitt.


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Yes. Here's to Mitt for letting McCain catch the nomination.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Kerri. said...

Here's hoping McCain doesn't decide to make Huckabee his running mate.

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty good odds that McCain will select a more conservative running mate. There was a story online (CNN?) talking about a bunch of conservatives saying they would rather not vote than vote for McCain. I think the RNC will have something to say about that.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Major Bedhead said...

John McCain doesn't support ESCR - at least not that I could find on his website.

John McCain opposes the intentional creation of human embryos for research purposes. As president, John McCain will strongly support funding for promising research programs, including amniotic fluid and adult stem cell research and other types of scientific study that do not involve the use of human embryos.

Sara - Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are both claiming they'll vote for Hillary before voting for McCain. It's going to be an interesting election season.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Not the sort of position McCain would want to advertise on his website. Especially now that he needs to woo the right wing.

But, yes, McCain is a longtime supporter of embryonic stem cell research. He's not for cloning (nor am I)embryos for medical research, but does support research on embryos that would be otherwise be discarded or those that are frozen indefinitely.

Of course he can change his position on this at any moment. Especially now that he wants to feel some love from the conservatives.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger Brett said...

Well the biggest problem still remains that no lab tests anywhere have ever shown promise of doing something with embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells and other types yes. So I think personally we have spent a lot of time and energy chasing unrealistic dreams. I have read skin cells and amniotic stems cells have in fact shown a lot of promise for different things.

Thats probably why no companies have spent sizeable amounts of money in embryonic stem cell research. There isn't a ban on that, just on federal tax money to go beyond what is already available...a little bit of a straw man argument going on, or red herring, or whatever the phrase is.


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