Obama 2010 Election Video Rallies Blacks, Hispanics, Youth; But They’re Pro-Life
by Steven Ertelt
April 26, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama has recorded a new video Democrats are using to launch their 2010 election efforts and to mobilize key constituencies. Obama says he wants to reconnect with black, Hispanic and young adult voters but those pro-life groups all may be turned off by Obama’s pro-abortion record.
The Democratic National Committee released the video this morning, which shows Obama talking up the goal of "reconnecting" with voters.
He specifically wants to reach out to those who voted for the first time in the 2008 presidential election. Obama mentions a coalition of "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."
"A few months ago, we asked you to help us set our priorities for 2010, and let us know how you thought we could win elections at all levels of government," Obama says. "You told us your first priority was to make sure the same people who were inspired to vote for the first time in 2008 go back to the polls in 2010. So that’s what we’re going to do."
In the video, Obama touts his signing of the new government-run health care bill that contains massive taxpayer funding of abortions.
However, some of the voters who supported Obama in 2008 may be turned off by him and his pro-abortion colleagues in Congress because of the pro-abortion health care bill and his abortion record — and some polls are already showing that’s the case.
A recent Rasmussen Reports poll finds support for repeal of the recently-passed national health care plan is proving to be just as consistent as opposition to the plan before it was passed.
Rasmussen finds 56% of likely voters nationwide favor repeal, while 41% are opposed. Those figures include 48% who strongly favor repeal and 29% who strongly oppose it.
And the daily presidential tracking poll shows 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of Obama’s performance while 51 percent disapprove.
But relying on youth, blacks and Hispanics may not work for Obama.
NARAL, one of the leading pro-abortion organizations, released the results of internal focus groups and polling showing young adults are far more pro-life than older voters and much more passionate about their pro-life views.
And an August 2009 Harris Poll found a strong shift towards the pro-life position on abortion and it revealed a majority of African-Americans and Hispanics oppose the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.
Harris found adults aged 33-44 most likely to oppose Roe along with seniors above the age of 64 and blacks opposed it by a 58-35 percent margin and Hispanics opposed it on a 58-40 percent margin.
Those pro-life majorities in Obama’s target groups may easily be persuaded by the notion that electing Obama’s pro-abortion colleagues for two more years goes against their pro-life values.
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See the Obama video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-yR1HWkbM
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