Even among those who read Erick Erickson’s wild posts this morning demanding that Republicans be willing to engineer a government shutdown if necessary (and it would be) to kill funding for Planned Parenthood, the prevailing assumption might be that the man will calm down and refrain from placing the 10 presidential candidates attending his cattle call next weekend in an uncomfortable position by continuing this unreasonable crusade.
I intend to ask each POTUS candidate next week if they’d support a gov’t shutdown if that’s what it took to defund Planned Parenthood.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 31, 2015
This is probably not good news for anyone not named Cruz, Huckabee or Jindal. The irony is that the one presidential candidate who’s actually taken steps in the direction Erickson’s demanding is Rand Paul, who isn’t planning to be in Atlanta next weekend because, you know, he “doesn’t do cattle calls.” Lord only knows what Donald Trump will say.