And I believe he'd say anything for a vote.
Far left progressives are not the only ones who think that the current crop of Republican nominees are out on the edges. http://www.redstate.com/cargosquid/2011/12/16/all-of-the-candidates-suck-pick-one/ All of 'em are hooked up to the old fossil fuels standard. All of 'em are anxious to downsize government but perfectly willing (at least on the stump) to meddle with the reproductive choices of women. All of 'em are against "entitlements". And maybe those stances appeal to the "base" but convincing the "soft" center (there's an interesting piece at http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/12/25/america-s-soft-middle-centrists-cower-in-time-of-partisanship.html though I don't agree with most of the author's points) is going to be a different story altogether. It will be especially fascinating when they try to woo older voters, who tend to turn out faithfully, with the current conservative candidate stance that Social Security and Medicare should be whittled down, if not outright abolished (Perry is a double dipper, BTW).
Perry like all his Republican counterparts, or Democrat opponents Obama, Clinton and any professional politician I left out, save possibly Ron Paul, will say whatever they think will get them elected.It's looking like a race between Obama and Romney. Which is like a race between identical twins in terms of their belief systems. This cycle it appears CNN, MSNBC and Fox News all want Romney to run against Obama to assure we get the same President no matter who wins.
What about the part "if it threatens a womans life?" How is that valuing life or women? Really, that's the one that always gets me. It shows a total lack of value for living, breathing women. I always think "way to show respect for women," we have no value to people who believe our lives are worthless.
So now that makes Perry, Santorum (unless it's his wife), Bachmann, and Gingrich (am I missing anyone?) who think that abortion should not be available under any circumstances and that women/girls should bear children in the cases of incest and/or rape.