Doug Kmiec's slide to irrelevanceI was puzzled by Doug Kmiec's first article on Barack Obama and felt compelled to write a response challenging his proposition. Others also responded prompting a reply that seemed to intentionally misstate the common criticisms of his article. All well and good and we moved on.
Until the other day.
Not content to claim that Obama is a "natural" for Catholics (an extreme pro-abortion politician ???), Kmiec endorsed Obama on Sunday in Slate. I read the article and the only thing i can take from it is that because Obama opposes the war in Iraq, Kmiec can support him. Of course Kmiec points out that he is a conservative Catholic who advised to Republican presidents as if to say that simply because you have these credentials, you are credible. Sorry, it does not wash.
I do not see any "careful thought" in the decision.
Obama and Clinton are two very pro-abortion politicians. In fact they take a great deal of delight in trying to show that one is MORE pro-abortion than the other. Obama tells us that he regrets voting to allow for efforts to help Terri Schiavo. Yup, just the kind of fellow i want in the Oval Office.
I do not understand Kmiec's actions or his motives. I can only say that I am truly disappointed in his action.