“Pro-choice or Pro-life?”, asked Jordan.
Kleeb then did his rattle-snake impression, twisting and turning, refusing to pin either label on himself.
Kleeb says he is personally against abortion, wants to reduce abortion, etc.
And that’s fine and all, but Scott Kleeb is Pro-Choice.
Many people are in favor of that position. But we can tell you that if he ever said he was Pro-life, all the out of state “Act Blue” dollars that fall his way would dry up like McConaughy in August.
Of course, if Kleeb blurts out that he is Pro-Choice (which he is) loads of Pro-Life Nebraska voters will abandon him as well.
So while he wouldn’t give a straight answer to Jordan (and the issue is no where to be seen on his website), we can look at his 2006 campaign where he said he was:
“…opposed to abortion on moral grounds but does not oppose abortion in cases of rape or incest.”
But Kleeb’s 2006 camp also followed up with this statement:
“Kleeb does not support a constitutional amendment that would ban abortion, because he does not want to ‘criminalize’ abortion for women who choose to have one.”
In other words, Scott Kleeb would not want to infringe a woman’s right to choose.
I.e., he is “Pro-choice”.
Hey, that is a position by many politicians out there.
Unfortunately, many people will vote against a candidate for taking that position.
Well, guess what? If you want to run for office you have to take positions. And if you’re in the Senate, you have to decide whether you’ll vote to confirm a justice or a judge who will decide various abortion issues. You may have to decide whether to provide funding for abortions in various ways. There’s the whole issue of partial-birth abortion (which Barack Obama has no problem with).
So while Scott can take a position on any issues he wants, unfortunately the Pro-Choice and Pro-life forces, and ordinary Nebraskans, won’t allow him to take both positions.
You can either have it or eat it.
It’s a pretty piece of cake Scott, but how hungry are you?