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Bush & McCain Debate: Choice & Justices

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Uploaded on Oct 16, 2008

Bush and McCain share similar ideas of putting ideologues on the Supreme Court who will overturn Roe v. Wade, even outlawing abortions in the case of the health of the mother.

McCain: I Am Not President Bush. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, Sen. Obama, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago. Im going to give a new direction to this economy in this country. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]

McCain: I Would Never And Have Never In All The Years Ive Been There Imposed A Litmus Test On Any Nominee To The Court. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, I would never and have never in all the years Ive been there imposed a litmus test on any nominee to the court. Thats not appropriate to do. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]

Bush: I Will Not Have A Litmus Test. I Will Pick Judges Who Will Interpret The Constitution, But Ill Have No Litmus Test. During the third 2004 Presidential debate, President Bush said, What hes asking me is, will I have a litmus test for my judges? And the answer is, no, I will not have a litmus test. I will pick judges who will interpret the Constitution, but Ill have no litmus test. [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/13/04]

McCain: I Believe Strongly That We Should Have Nominees To The United States Supreme Court Based On Their Qualifications Rather Than Any Litmus Test. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, And I believe strongly that we should have nominees to the United States Supreme Court based on their qualifications rather than any litmus test. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]

McCain: I Will Find The Best People In The World -- In The United States Of America Who Have A History Of Strict Adherence To The Constitution. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, I will find the best people in the world -- in the United States of America who have a history of strict adherence to the Constitution. And not legislating from the bench. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]

Bush: I Dont Believe In Liberal Activist Judges. I Believe In Strict Constructionists. During the first 2000 Presidential debate, President Bush said, They shouldnt misuse their bench. I dont believe in liberal activist judges. I believe in strict constructionists. Those are the kind of judges I will appoint. Ive named four in the State of Texas and ask the people to check out their qualifications, their deliberations. Theyre good, solid men and women who have made good, sound judgments on behalf of the people of Texas. [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/3/00]

McCain: I Do Not Believe That Someone Who Has Supported Roe V. Wade That Would Be Part Of Those Qualifications. But I Certainly Would Not Impose Any Litmus Test. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, I do not believe that someone who has supported Roe v. Wade that would be part of those qualifications. But I certainly would not impose any litmus test. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]




Bush: I Think A Noble Goal For This Country Is That Every Child, Born Or Unborn, Need To Be Protected By Law And Welcomed To Life. During the first 2000 Presidential debate, President Bush said, As a matter of fact, I think a noble goal for this country is that every child, born or unborn, need to be protected by law and welcomed to life. [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/3/00]

McCain: Hes Health For The Mother. You Know, Thats Been Stretched By The Pro-Abortion Movement In America To Mean Almost Anything. During the third 2008 Presidential debate, John McCain said, Hes health for the mother. You know, thats been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. [Third 2008 Presidential Debate via CNN, 10/15/08]

McCains Website: John McCain Believes Roe V. Wade Is A Flawed Decision That Must Be Overturned. John McCains 2008 presidential campaigns website states, John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned. [JohnMcCain.com, accessed 10/16/08]

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