(NewsMax) - In a stunning announcement Tuesday, Blunt said he had decided not to seek a second term because he had accomplished virtually everything he set out to do when he ran for governor four years ago.
Blunt already had raised millions of dollars for a potential re-election campaign. But he has trailed in the polls to Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon, who has been campaigning against Blunt for several years already....
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: And I say good riddance! Here's the part the news clip won't tell you. The reason why Republican Governor Matt Blunt can't get re-elected is because he hacked off the very base that got him elected in the first place. By that I mean his pro-life social-conservative base. Matt Blunt was a key player in the hideous "stem-cell cures" act that voters approved last year. This legislation actually redefined human cloning into something else, and then enshrined the practice into Missouri's state constitution, making it illegal to even challenge it. This evil legislation, actually puts human cloning and fetal stem-cell research as the #1 top budget priority for the state government. Funding is to go to human cloning and fetal stem-cell research BEFORE everything else -- and that includes education, law enforcement and even highway maintenance. Missouri voters passed the initiative thanks to a multi-million dollar advertising campaign telling voters that the bill actually banned human cloning (a complete lie) and promised them immediate cures for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Diabetes if passed. (To date, no "cures" have yet been found.) Governor Blunt's involvement in this legislation caused the 'Missouri Right to Life' to publicly withdraw their endorsement of him.
We call him "Baby Blunt" because his father (Roy Blunt) has served in the U.S. Congress for so long nobody can remember when he was first elected. Roy has earned the designation of "Papa Blunt" and his son is affectionately referred to as "Baby Blunt." Governor Baby Blunt has become the epitome of the Pro-Life betrayal in the Republican Party. Here we have a candidate who campaigned on a Pro-Life platform, only to give us THE most anti-life piece of legislation in our state's history. The reason why he's trailing in the polls is because his core constituents won't support him anymore. He was a miserable failure as far as the Pro-Life movement is concerned, an example that if you elect a Republican who is weak on Pro-Life issues, he could do more damage to the Pro-Life movement than any Democrat could ever hope to do on his best day.