By now, you’ve heard about the firestorm caused at the second U.S. Senate debate in New Albany. The ironic part of all this is that it could have been avoided if Richard Mourdock had just stopped talking when he was asked about his position on abortion.
I’ve dissected his statement and found several places where political disaster could have been avoided.
- This is that issue that every federal or state candidate faces and I too certainly stand for life. (Okay, that’s fine. You can stop now.)
- I know there are some who disagree and I respect their point of view, but I believe that life begins at conception. (Okay, you made your point. Move on.)
- Uh, the only exception I have for an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. (Okay, that was necessary, but I see you point. Close up shop right there.)
- I struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize that life is a gift from God. (This can’t end well.)
- And I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen. (We are so screwed!!!)
If there is one thing I have learned from talking for a living, is knowing exactly when to STFU!!!