Springfield, FL (LifeNews.com) — After he successfully won a court order to kill Terri Schiavo via euthanasia, the disabled woman’s former husband Michael pledged to take on pro-life advocates and formed a political action committee to defeat them. However, the candidates Michael campaigned for during the 2006 mid-term elections didn’t fare very well.
In fact, every candidate Michael personally campaigned for during the election cycle went down to defeat.
Michael traveled to Colorado twice to campaign against pro-life Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado congresswoman. He even attended a late October debate between Musgrave and her opponent and shouted at her when the event concluded.
But his efforts failed as Musgrave defeated her opponent, pro-abortion state Rep. Angie Paccione, a candidate Michael endorsed.
Meanwhile, Michael traveled to Colorado in July to host a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Peggy Lamm, who proceeded to lose her Democratic primary the next month.
Michael Schiavo didn’t fare too well in Connecticut either, where he campaigned for Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont. On Tuesday, Lamont lost his bid to replace Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman.
Lieberman has also voted for a Congressional bill that said federal courts should review the lawsuit Terri’s parents filed to stop Michael from killing her.
Finally, Michael was unable to rally support for a candidate in his home state of Florida.
He backed Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, saying he was one of the few politicians who "stood up and acted with conviction…. He stood up not just for me and not just for Terri but for every American."
Davis and Schiavo developed a bond after Terri’s death as he called Michael to support him.
Michael’s support, however, didn’t give Davis enough votes on election night as he lost by a 52-45 percent margin to Charlie Crist.
As Jonathan at Ancient and Future Catholic Musings said:
It seems now there are two groups of people who should avoid Michael Schiavo like the plague:
Well maybe with his track record maybe he should continue to support pro-abortion politicians. But I not sure exactly why he campaigned against Charlie Crist since he was no supporter of those who fought for Terri Schiavo’s Life. Maybe because Jim Davis was more militant on the issue and for Michael Schiavo he had to choose between the greater of two evils. For example when Crist was interviewed on this subject.
Is there something wrong with Florida’s statutes when someone like Terri Schiavo can be starved to death? She was not in the process of dying; her death was as result of the fact that food and water were removed from her. Is there something wrong with our statutes when the courts can interpret the laws to allow that to happen?
Crist: I don’t think so.
After having a truly pro-life and conservative Jeb Bush as Governor I expect a serious let down with Charlie Crist. He once described himself "I am pro-choice, but not pro-abortion. I believe that a woman has the right to choose, but would prefer only after careful consideration and consultation with her family, her physician and her clergy; not her government." Now he seems to have modified his views on a purely political level by now describing himself as pro-life, though he does not want Roe v. Wade overturned or have any kind of waiting period before getting an abortion. I think this is how much of the GOP is trending. Like Democratic candidates before who dropped pro-life views when running for higher office we now have the same thing in reverse among Republicans.