Brewtown Politico

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7.19.2006

It's official

Bush vetoes embryonic stem-cell bill.

Expanding stem-cell research in this country is stuck in the mud until we get a pro-science president, or more supporters elected to Congress who will vote to override a veto. According to a new Gallup poll out today, the front running Republicans are Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. On the Democratic side, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore have a the most amount of support.

Personally, the only reason I think Clinton is up there is name recognition. I don't think I've spoken to any Democrats who want to see her become president, or believe she has a chance. For those considering supporting her, name me a state that Hillary could win that Kerry didn't. One reason why a Gore candidacy has potential is that he has built in support from those who voted for him in 2000, and can build on that.

Unfortunately for now, scientific research and the ability to move forward toward medical cures will suffer until we answer that next question of who will lead the country after 2008.

3 Comments:

At 7/19/2006 09:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really aren't very bright, are you?

You have fallen for the arguments of the dumbest common-denominator. Good for you.

 
At 7/19/2006 09:48:00 PM, Anonymous Ben said...

Touche'. Well argued.

And anonymously to boot.

Truly the definition of "Coward".

Back to the point, would there not be an opportunity in the '06 should enough seats roll over? Or is the electoral math not there yet?

 
At 7/19/2006 10:46:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Well they need only four more votes in the Senate, but fifty additional votes in the House to get to the 2/3 required for an override. I haven't looked at the numbers, but I don't think enough seats are in play to narrow the gap needed.

If that did happen, the House and Senate would have to pass the bill again since next year will be the start of the 110th Congress.

Anonymous, glad to know I touched a nerve. Next time, try using a little more reasoning in your argument and maybe you'll be a little more convincing.

 

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