At campaign events in New Hampshire yesterday, John Kerry resumed his criticism of the Administration on domestic issues leading up to Friday's debate, this time focusing on stem cell policy. Appearing with actor Michael Fox, a Parkinson's patient and outspoken proponent for stem cell research, Kerry "used that line of attack, 'certain but wrong,' again today in New Hampshire, exchanging stem cell research for Iraq," according to the CBS Evening News. CBS cited Kerry as saying, "Time and again he's proven that he's stubborn, he's out of touch, he's unwilling to change." Fox News' Special Report notes that "from science and medicine to Baghdad, Kerry now blasts the president for being blinded to the facts either by ideology or ignorance."
Kerry Distorts Bush Position On Stem Cell Research.
The ABC Evening News reported that during his Philadelphia event yesterday, John Kerry "made a harsh charge against the President about stem cell research." Kerry was quoted saying: "Three years ago, President Bush enacted a far-reaching ban on Federal funding for stem cell research." ABC then quoted Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, who said, "There is no stem cell ban. There is not a ban on Federal research. Neither is there any ban on private interest using private money to fund stem cell research." ABC added, "What the President did do is enact restrictions on the kinds of stem cell research the government would pay for."