"For many evangelicals, of course, if they believe that life begins at conception, that's a deal breaker for a lot of people. If they think that life begins at conception, then that means that there are 40 million Americans who are not here [because they were aborted] that could have voted. They would call that a holocaust and for them it would like if I'm Jewish and a Holocaust denier is running for office. I don't care how right he is on everything else, it's a deal breaker for me. I'm not going to vote for a Holocaust denier."—Rev. Rick Warren, moderator of this weekend's "faith forum" with Barack Obama and John McCain.
In his infinite wisdom, Obama has calculated it's wiser to pander to evangelicals, who will never vote for him, and alienate people like me, and Zuzu, and Kate, and Astraea, and DerelictDaughter11, and lots of other women and men who long to give not only our votes but our money and time and energy to a candidate unyielding in her/his support of women's autonomy.
Honestly, it's such an obviously shitty exchange, it makes me question his economic prowess, too.