Herman, understand that not all voters are as tunnel visioned on abortion as the Christian conservatives. Your gut instinct was to give your opinion as to how you saw the issue. For heavens sake, it was the truth! And a whole lot of us out here agreed with you. To change your stance to enhance yourself in their eyes diminishes you in the eyes of others. It's not the issue to lose on.
Consider, at this point in time, Roe vs. Wade is the law of the land. End of discussion. We have far more pressing issues that affect all of us that need to be addressed.
As for your comment on the border fence, it was funny. Put an electrified wire on top, a moat with alligators on our side and a sign on theirs saying they'll be dead. It's what most of us are thinking when we sit around bandying about ideas on how to fix the problem! It's a shame we don't recognize a good jab when we hear one.
That's a large part of our problem these days. We have too many people analyzing and spinning everything said to fit their own view, be it narrow or not. It doesn't serve us well.
Yep. It's obvious you're not a practiced politician. That's your appeal! You tell it as you see it. When you start bending to the will of the bullying pundits you'll lose every time because they spin better than you do. That's the point isn't it? You don't spin.
Just continue being yourself. You might be pleasantly surprised where the chips fall. The axe men might be surprised too. Maybe not so pleasantly.
By the way, I love your 'Yellow Flowers' campaign ad! It, gasp, made me laugh!