by Steven Ertelt
February 19, 2008
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Barack Obama and John McCain built on their leads Tuesday night with wins in the Wisconsin primary that move them closer to presidential nominations from their respective parties. Obama officially took the lead from Hillary Clinton after the Potomac Primary and McCain is inching closer every election towards the GOP nomination.
On the Republican side, McCain received 55 percent of the Wisconsin vote compared to 27 percent for Mike Huckabee, who remains in the race to remind McCain that he must embrace pro-life voters.
Ron Paul, who has shifted to retaining his Congressional seat, received 4 percent of the vote and 2 percent of the Wisconsin GOP voters backed Mitt Romney, who has dropped out of the race and endorsed McCain.
On the Democratic side in Wisconsin, Obama captured 56 percent of the vote while Hillary Clinton took 43 percent. That split gave Obama 38 more delegates and Clinton 27 more as they look forward to the key states of Texas and Ohio.
Democratic voters in Hawaii also cast ballots on Tuesday night and Obama was expected to win the island state as well.
With McCain as the nominee, there would be a clear contrast between him and either of the Democratic candidates on the issue of abortion.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both strongly support unlimited abortion paid for at taxpayer expense and have promised to only appoint Supreme Court judges who will keep all abortions legal for another 35 years.
McCain has a solid voting record opposing abortion and has called for both overturning Roe v. Wade and judges who would be more likely to do so.
Two leading pro-abortion groups, NARAL and Planned, have already attacked McCain for opposing abortion and give him a 96 and 100 percent pro-life voting record on abortion, respectively.