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ST LOUIS, Mo. (CAP) - As candidates on both sides of the political aisle rush to lock up the endorsements of key special interest groups, none is more highly coveted by Republicans this election cycle than that of abortion foes. John McCain appears to be the early and big winner in that area this time around, as a coalition of anti-abortion groups calling itself "Focus On The Fetus" yesterday endorsed the Arizona senator.
"As I look around this crowd of attractive, leaky-nippled carrying cases, I sense the rage of the fetuses, simmering just under the surface," FotF founder Arlen Mason told a small group gathered in the Wilderness Room at the St. Louis Ramada Inn. "Their voices need to be heard, and with such under-developed vocal cords, they need a messenger to make that happen. John McCain is that messenger."
Mason is no newcomer to Republican politics, and Focus On The Fetus is merely the latest incarnation of his nearly 20-year mission to champion fundamentalist causes. Past efforts - including Focus On The Fag, Focus On The Burning Flag, and Focus On Fellatio - have had a significant impact on molding the Republican platform and forcing politicians to focus on particular right-wing tasks, such as the 1996 Focus On Fellatio drive to impeach Bill Clinton.
"These fetuses see Mitt Romney waffle on abortion, they see Rudy Red-Dress openly embrace it, and they think well eff me," Mason told CAP News. "McCain is really the only viable Republican front-runner who is looking out for their interests, so FotF is all-in for McCain."
While their numbers are small, they are already starting to have an impact on the Republican primary. Focus On The Fetus protestors have been quite visual at candidate appearances across the country, and their signature "flipping the bird fetus" logo has become an Internet best seller, adorning everything from bumper stickers to t-shirts. A major rally is planned for the Republican Watts debate, where upwards of a dozen "McFetuses" are expected to show up to cheer their candidate on.
And what does McCain think about his tiny cheering section? CAP News posed the question to him at a campaign stop in South Carolina, and after a 15-minute huddle with staffers, he was unequivocal.
"I'm told we like them," McCain said before boarding his Straight Talk Express bus.
Mason and Focus On The Fetus already have their eyes on a series of legal pushes this fall, including bills before three state legislatures that would give pregnant women two votes in future elections. For the moment, though, they are primarily focused on protesting, and of course, recruitment. Always recruitment.
"It's not easy running an organization where every nine months the whole thing crumbles into afterbirth," Mason said.
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