"Ahhh, I think I support the president's policy," McCain said.
The question that lead to this uncomfortable answer from McCain? Whether or not he supported grants for sex education in the United States and whether such programs should include directions for using contraceptives. For the record, President Bush supports policy of promoting only abstinence.
When reporters asked McCain in the past whether the government should provide contraceptives or counseling on contraceptives, he replied, "You've stumped me."
So he doesn't like talking about teen pregnancy, it seems. Unfortunately his running mate, Sarah Palin has a pregnant 17-year old daughter. The subject matter has definitely caused a stir in the news in addition to the Republican National Convention.
When not in the hot seat, he has said he is opposed to the idea of contraceptive counseling and the providing of contraceptives. In 2006, McCain joined fellow Republicans in voting against a Senate Democratic proposal to send $100 million to communities for teen-pregnancy prevention programs that would have included sex education about contraceptives.
Palin is along side him in these decisions. The Alaska governor said she opposes funding sexual-education programs in Alaska.
"The explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support," she wrote in a 2006 questionnaire distributed among gubernatorial candidates.
Bristol, Palin’s daughter is due in late December and plans to wed the baby’s father.
Do you side with McCain on this or do you support comprehensive Sex Ed?