This is the most important point to note from PPP’s gulping report of a double-digit collapse of Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s chances in SC-01 (Mark Sanford went from -9 to +1 over Busch in two weeks, and the more Republican the likely voter electorate gets in the next two days, the better it looks for Sanford):
If SC-1 voters went to the polls on Tuesday and voted for the candidate they personally liked better, Colbert Busch would be the definite winner. That’s why Sanford’s campaign has tried to shift the focus toward national Democrats who are unpopular in the district, and that’s been a key in helping him to make this race competitive again. Nancy Pelosi has a 24/61 approval rating in SC-1 and although voters don’t like Sanford, they do like him better than Pelosi by a 53/37 margin. President Obama doesn’t fare a whole lot better in the district. His approval is 39/54, and voters say they have a higher opinion of Sanford than him by a 48/44 spread.
…as while I’m definitely pro-life these days it’s still not exactly my primary yardstick for voting (it’s probably not even my secondary). However, if this account is true and what’s happened is that Komen will no longer fund Planned Parenthood for doing mammograms unless it’s PP itself doing the mammograms then this can still be scored as a win for the life movement. That’s because PP is currently not actually set up in most cases to provide mammograms directly; which means that if they want to start providing that service then they’ll need to develop and maintain that infrastructure; which means that the money won’t actually be fungible in this case. Net result: Komen goes from indirectly funding abortions under the guise of sponsoring mammograms to funding mammograms done by a company whose primary business is abortion.
That’s… not great; but it’s less unaccountable cash in the hands of PP, which isn’t bad.
RedState (among other sites) is going to be hammering this one a bit more (life issues aren’t my main patch, so I defer to my colleagues over there who do focus on such things)… but I have to say: this video is appalling on multiple levels.