August 16th, 2008
08:36 PM ET
6 years ago

Crowley: Obama dodges a thorny question

LAKE FOREST, California (CNN) - Twenty-one minutes in, Rick Warren raises the issue of abortion with a very direct, precise question: "At what point does a baby get human rights ?"

Pro-choice Obama ducks a direct answer, telling Warren that decision is "above my pay grade"


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
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  1. Carl from MI

    Right... Warren's talk of no GOTCHA questions was obviously not true.

    It was a cheap shot by Warren, plain and simple.

    Where was Warren't GOTCHA question for McCain? Right....

    August 17, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  2. Robert,

    Hey Rick, I promise you I won't snag you with this one, but can you tell me at what point a caterpillar grow its wings?

    Also, I'm wondering why we celebrate our BIRTHDAY instead of our CONCEPTION DAY.. please refrain from giving me scientific gibber jabber, just answer the question please.

    August 17, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  3. LAVON K HUMMEL

    Barack did not duck any thing. he answered truthfully in forum where most of the growd was right wing fundamentalist that wasn't a fair forum. I mean that the growd was gentile enough to Barack but hey they were happy to see there pro life twisted sister MCCain walk out there . the veil was lefted They loved the bs, he was spoon feeding them.

    August 17, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  4. John Juranda

    evasive....good one obama side stepped another one...

    August 17, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  5. charcoal licorice

    Candy..quite being soooooooooooo bias. Obama doesn't duck, just listen to him. Your so use to Bush, barking garbage and never do you complain about Bush or McCain. Take the plugs out of your ears

    August 17, 2008 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  6. Marcie Treadway

    I really liked Obama's answers to Rick Warren. He is much more thoughtful and intelligent than McCain. We had a bet at my home as to how long it would take McCain to talk about being a prisoner of war. He got it out in the first 15 minutes. Who cares it was 35 years ago. McCain is just more of Bush.

    August 17, 2008 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  7. Dodger

    When you can't answer a question like that or refuse to do so, your pay grade should never rise above community organizer. U.S. Senate is above this charlatan's pay grade.

    August 17, 2008 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  8. Becky Montgomery

    He is saying that God knows the answer to that. The irony is that McCain is against abortions for a fetus, but seems to have no qualms about 4,000 responsible adults being killed in an unnecessary war or people who die from lack of health care.

    August 17, 2008 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
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