2008 Re: Re: What Should Obama Say?
posted by June 25 at 14:10 PMon
Well, now he’s said it (and answered the question).
Barack Obama disagrees with today’s Supreme Court ruling barring the death penalty for child rapists.
CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama says he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision outlawing executions of people convicted of raping a child.
Obama told reporters Wednesday that he thinks the rape of a child, ages six or eight, is a heinous crime. He said if a state makes a decision, then the death penalty is potentially applicable.
He disagreed with the court’s blanket prohibition.
Smart politically, but sure to upset the anti-death-penalty wing of the Democratic base.