by Steven Ertelt
January 14, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-abortion Illinois Sen. Barack Oabama did not confirm or deny a report during a television interview Sunday about whether he will file paperwork to set up an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run. A leading columnist had said earlier that he would be making such an announcement this week.
Obama told the CBS "Face the Nation" program Sunday that he would decide "soon" whether he would seek the Democratic nomination for president.
"Obviously, there’s been a lot of talk," he said on the show. "I’ve said I’ve been considering it. And we’ll be making an announcement fairly soon."
Nationally syndicated columnist Bob Novak reported over the weekend that a leading Democratic financial contributor told him Obama would announce the exploratory committee this week.
According to his column, another leading Democrat told him Obama would make an announcement within the next three weeks.
The senator has a 0 percent voting record, the National Right to Life Committee, says, as he has voted to spend taxpayer dollars to fund groups that perform or promote abortions in other countries and voted twice against parental notification and consent.
He also has voted to force taxpayers to pay for embryonic stem cell research, which involves the destruction of human life.
Obama has become the media darling of the Democratic Party, with glowing news articles about grassroots activists gushing over the first-term African-American lawmaker.
But whether the inexperienced legislator with a light record of accomplishments can attract enough support to capture the party’s nomination for president in 2008 is another question.
Five Democrats have already declared their candidacies, including Sens. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Joe Biden of Delaware, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York is another possible candidate.
They are all pro-abortion and pro-embryonic stem cell research.