“I am pro-life from conception, period,” Herman Cain said today, stiffening his opposition to abortion even in cases of incest, life of the mother, or rape. Cain also stood firm on his stance against Planned Parenthood, saying that the organization targeted the black community, and has 75% of its facilities located in areas heavily populated with black people. "She didn't use the word genocide," he said of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, but "she did talk about preventing the increasing number of poor blacks in this country by preventing poor black babies from being born." Further, “Planned Parenthood isn’t sincere about wanting to try to counsel them not to have abortions." More from your Sunday dial, as per Politico:
- Cain on his humor: “Some people are getting used to my sense of humor. As I get more attention, I will tone down the sense of humor until I become president, because America needs to get a sense of humor."
- Cain on reluctance to support Mitt Romney driving Cain's popularity: “I believe that I’m doing so well because I am connecting with the people. My message is connecting, and people are connecting with me and the specific solutions I’m putting on the table.”
- David Plouffe on Steve Jobs' warning that President Obama would be a one-term president: "I think Mr. Jobs' observation may have been more about the polls of the moment," Plouffe says, adding that Jobs then "offered to help us." Obama "continued to have conversations with him."
- Plouffe on how Mitt Romney has 'no core': "If he thought ... it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election, he'd say it. What you need in that office is conviction. You need to have a true compass. And you've got to be willing to make tough calls."
- Chris Wallace hits Romney: “He has not appeared on this program or any Sunday talk show since March of 2010. We invited Gov. Romney again this week, but his campaign says he’s still not ready to sit down for an interview.”
- David Axelrod on Obama's record with lobbyists: "When you look at the substance of what [Obama's] done, he's gone so much farther than anybody has ever gone before. Is it perfect? It's not perfect. We are not in a perfect political system. We are raising money because we have to."