By Dave Andrusko
Editor’s note. This appeared on page two of the February edition of National Right to Life News. Please read this and pass it along to your pro-life family and friends. It was written before pro-abortion former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg began his upward surge.
We are posting the digital February edition of National Right to Life News early on the day of the February 11 New Hampshire primary. The first of the primaries follows the absolutely chaotic Iowa caucuses in which, after a number of days of recalibrating (and refusal to go back yet again), the party decided that former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg would receive the most delegates, narrowly edging out Sen. Bernie Sanders .
We won’t even touch the mind-numbing complexities of the system. Suffice it to say, as did NBC News, “The Iowa Democratic Party on Sunday allocated delegates based on the results of last week’s caucuses, giving, Mayor Pete Buttigieg the largest delegate count, followed closely by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The party said it would award 14 delegates to Buttigieg and 12 to Sanders [since changed to 13 and 12, respectively] based on the results it had collected. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will receive 8 delegates, while former Vice President Joe Biden will receive 6 and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will receive 1, the party said.”
Except for the candidates, most everyone is staying away from declaring a “winner,” because “The results are rife with potential errors and inconsistencies that could affect the outcome of the election.”
There is a palpable sense of dread permeating the party leadership. Match Iowa’s embarrassing fiasco against what even Trump-hating outlets described as his “best week ever” and you understand why “Party leaders are on edge over embarrassing technical issues that marred this past week’s Iowa caucuses, as well as lower than expected turnout in the leadoff state,” as the Associated Press descried it.
Sanders and Buttigieg, for now the front-runners, writes AP’s Julie Pace, but “face questions about their long-term political viability, while some supporters of the two leading women left in the race — Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — are raising alarms about what they view as persistent sexism.”
Laura Keeler, a 35-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, offered Pace arguably the understatement of 2020 when she said, “It’s a hard start.”
One other hugely important consideration which op-eds and editorials published over the last few days have illustrated with crystal-clarity. National Right to Life has discussed and illustrated in enormous detail just how over-the-top, unrelentingly pro-abortion all eleven Democrat candidates for President, including the top seven. Political Director Karen Cross writes about that in the current issue on page one.
But in their haste to unify the party, pro-Democrat editorial pages, such as the Washington Post’s and New York Times’, are assuring “progressive” Democrats that don’t worry, should their favorites (Sanders and Warren) not win the party’s nomination, the remainder of the field is very, very, very “progressive.”
How is this proven? It’s actually quite easy. Positions the party would have avoided like the plague are now mainstream. In a headline that says it all, and will come back to haunt whomever is the Democrat presidential nominee, the Post shouts out, “No, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are not ‘centrists.’”
The editorial goes on to argue, “In fact, every major Democratic candidate is running on an agenda to the left of Mr. Obama’s.”
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