For John, BLUF: . Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Ashe Schow we have "Hillary Clinton Exposes the Left’s Own Abortion Extremism". And "Republicans aren’t the only ones who can be extreme on this issue". This would be The New York Observer. Here are the two paragraphs Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds picked to highlight:
Polls on the issue continually show that the American people by and large do not like late-term abortions, even many who are fine with abortions for any reason within the first trimester. A majority of Americans support abortion in the first trimester, while a large majority (usually in the 60-plus percent range) do not support abortions in the second trimester, and an even larger percentage (more than 80 percent) oppose abortions in the third trimester.Don't let the Abortion Advocates fool you on this. The political sweet spot in America is abortion for the first trimester, but after that the procedure should be to save the life of the mother, not for the convenience of the mother.♠
So if Ms. Clinton is suggesting that it is okay to abort up until birth, she is wildly out of line with the American people and most state’s current laws. Yet she will not be forced to follow up her comments and expand on them or explain them away.
And, yes, Mr Trump was dumb in his response to the Chris Matthews setup question, the one where Mr Matthews offers a hypothetical and then drags a future possible back to today, but without the needed context, and Mr Trump fell for it. On the other hand, if asked again about abortion he has a good chance to make a point against Ms Clinton, by pointing out her extremism.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Maybe it is like driving a car. You need to own up to your actions.