My title for this post is is stolen from Dr. Gene Edward Veith, who provided a link on his Cranach site to President Bush's remarks on his recent stem cell veto and executive order on future stem cell research. Below is Dr. Veith's post quoted in full:
"I know we conservatives are all running away from President Bush, but here is what a pro-life president looks like, vetoing the embryonic stem cell bill despite taking flak from all sides."
I'm one of those conservatives who has been less than pleased with some aspects of President Bush's administration. But his comments on this issue remind me anew of why it is critical that pro-life conservatives continue to insist on a presidential candidate who takes a strong pro-life stand rather than compromising our principles to get a candidate who we think can win. This will be a defining issue for me as I continue to study the candidates and their views in the year ahead.