Steve Curtis accused Schaffer on Tuesday of lying about not having an opinion on a proposed state ballot initiative that would include fertilized eggs in the definition of "person."Sure, opponent Mark Udall and his attack dogs still are going to try to make an issue out of it. It's their job to do so. But their agenda holds very little appeal for Colorado's mainstream pro-life voters, and probably for American Right to Life, as well.
On Wednesday, Curtis backtracked, saying the whole thing "got off issue."
"We're just calling on all pro-lifers to support this initiative today," he said. "We need support to get this on the ballot so that we can have the discussion, we can have the debate, about abortion and about life."
That call-to-action "degenerated" when Schaffer's campaign declined to take a stance before the issue is on the ballot.
Curtis chalked it up to "political battles in the heat of the moment."
Dick Wadhams, Schaffer's campaign manager, clarified that it's not that Schaffer isn't taking a stance. Rather, he hasn't taken a stance yet.
"He's running for the U.S. Senate. That is a huge undertaking," Wadhams said. "Taking a stance on an initiative that isn't even on the ballot isn't a priority.
"Bob Schaffer has been a very consistent representative for pro-life issues in Colorado."
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Big Blue Lie Machine Loses Even More Credibility with Pro-Life Community
It looks like the far right splinter group American Right to Life has realized they were playing the dupe to an unfounded Lefty Big Blue Lie Machine attack on Republican candidate Bob Schaffer, according to today's Denver Post: