In a column for the Huffington Post, former Obama admin. official Van Jones says Richard Mourdock's recent abortion remarks demonstrate what a Romney presidency would be like:
When one candidate for senate says something crazy, you could call it an isolated incident and say "who cares." But when another does it, and another -- including the only candidate Mitt Romney has cut an ad for -- and they all share a position with Paul Ryan, the man who Mitt Romney picked to be a heartbeat away from the presidency... then, you have to start asking hard questions.
If these are the types of people Romney is associating with, who will he pick for the Supreme Court? Who does he care about? What are his sensitivities? What type of person will he put in power? ...
It's disgusting and terrifying that people who hold these extreme views get this close to power, and this is a harsh reminder of all that's at stake in this election.
Mourdock, Indiana Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday that a rape that results in pregnancy "is something that God intended to happen."