Kerry Ladaka Townhall Debate Gave Libya Question Video: Still Undecided Vote Hinges on Social Issues Planned Parenthood

Kerry Ladaka is the person who asked the Libya question at the Romney-Obama Townhall debate at Hofsta University. Ladaka interviewed with Greta Van Susteren last night, also had the privilege of the President chatting when him after the debate was over but still didn’t get an answer to his question. Ladaka is still an undecided voter. Video and transcript follows.

Kerry Ladaka

He tells Greta his vote hinges on social issues:

LADKA: I — my vote is hinging on the president’s propensity for positive social change. I like his “ObamaCare” idea. I don’t want to see any cuts in Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid. I don’t want to see them turned into a voucher system. I don’t want to see Planned Parenthood cut or anything else.

On the other hand, the governor, Governor Romney, has a very strong record of successful business practices in the course of his career. And as one old president said, the business of America is really business. So for me, it’s a toss-up between Obama’s social stances and Governor Romney’s business expertise.

Planned Parenthood? That’s a big one, isn’t it? If Obama wins this election, we will be paying for abortions and pregnancy avoidance with our monthly health care premiums, AND continue or up the $350 Million taxpayers give to them annually – or is it more – much more? I believe last year Planned Parenthood had something like an $8 Million surplus? When I find that stat I’ll update. But taxpayer contributions could far exceed $350 Million. Look at this:

The Washington Times shows just how shadowy the organization is, April 5, 2011:

If the Government Accountability Office doesn’t know how much federal money Planned Parenthoodhas been given, how in the world can the taxpayers know? If Planned Parenthood is not held accountable to 32 members of Congress requesting information from the GAO about its income and expenditure of federal funds, how can we taxpayers ever hope to know to what extent Planned Parenthood is fleecing us? Is Planned Parenthood really going to be allowed to ingest almost $1 million of taxpayer money every day (according to its annual report) and not be held accountable for how it spends it, then justify its lack of accountability by saying the Government Accountability Office doesn’t know how much federal money the abortion giant received?

I don’t understand people like Mr. Ladaka, who is obviously a concerned citizen. He has a job and made sure his company received his generous thanks for allowing him to take time off work to attend the Townhall debate. ObamaCare will make a huge difference in his company’s bottomline in a negative way, even if he isn’t concerned about aborted children, late-term abortions, infanticide and legal and taxpayer paid sterilizations of teenagers – hugely life-altering, without your knowledge or consent.

How can Planned Parenthood be so important that a person cannot understand that even Planned Parenthood admits private donors (of which it has a stunning number of big and powerful donors) are what keeps their doors open (no, they do not provide mammograms). Our nation’s health and safety should not hinge on Planned Parenthood.

But if we continue on this road we are on, there will be no private donors for Planned Parenthood or any other organizations because the economic picture will be so incredibly destructive that we may not recover. He may not have a job, and it is a sure thing that his private health insurance will be government single-payer coverage.

Deep Sigh.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: It was the burning question of the debate, the question about Libya.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KERRY LADKA, TOWN HALL DEBATE QUESTIONER: We were sitting around, talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security, and why?

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: When I say that we are going to find out exactly what happened, everybody will be held accountable, and I am ultimately responsible for what’s taking place there because these are my folks, and I’m the one who has to greet those coffins when they come home, you know that I mean what I say.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, that is all the explanation most of us got from President Obama, but after the debate, the president spoke privately with Kerry Ladka, the man who asked the question. So did Mr. Ladka finally get the answers he was looking for?

He joins us. Good evening, sir.

KERRY LADKA, TOWN HALL DEBATE QUESTIONER: Good evening, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, I’ve reread the transcript for your question, Who was it that denied enhanced security, why, read the president’s answer. You never got the answer. You got a big sort of run-around answer from it. But he came up to you afterwards. What was your conversation with him?

LADKA: He tried to explain that the reason he took so long between that initial announcement in the Rose Garden and about two weeks later when he formally announced it as an act of terrorism, that he wanted to be deliberate, that he did not want to make a mistake based on misinformation. He wanted accurate and true information because any action he took in any part of the world, including the Middle East, would have dire consequences.

So he really wanted to be deliberate and careful before he decided to take any course of action.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did he say the fact that he kept putting out there, and also Ambassador Rice spoke on the Sunday morning shows — that they actually put out a theory that if he didn’t want to make a mistake, he shouldn’t be putting out the theory about the video and the protest because that didn’t happen?

LADKA: He didn’t mention that to me, Greta. I’ve heard those stories. I think you’re absolutely right. That story should not have surfaced. I think everyone knew it was a terrorist attack right from the beginning. But he did not mention that to me during our private conversation.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did he give any indication — I mean, because, you know, it’s so curious — you know, frankly, you know, we can’t figure it out because we can’t figure out is that everyone thought it was terrorism, and then the White House goes with the protest and the video.

LADKA: Right.

VAN SUSTEREN: Ambassador Rice goes with that on the TV shows.

LADKA: Right.

VAN SUSTEREN: President Obama continues to do that two days later on David Letterman. At the U.N. on the 25th of September, he was talking about videos, not connecting it to the actual consulate bombing, but that if they didn’t want to make a mistake, is there any sort of theory why he was putting that out?

LADKA: I can only speculate that it was to give himself time to try and uncover the information he needed to uncover to find out who actually was responsible for these terrorist killings. Other than that, I really have no real reason as to why that story circulated for so long. Obviously, it was not true.

VAN SUSTEREN: After you had your private conversation with him, did you feel better about him as being the leader or not as good or the same?

LADKA: I felt — I felt better about him when he took personal responsibility for, obviously, the State Department’s mistake in not providing the embassy in Benghazi with enhanced security because the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, did take responsibility, and he said, No, I’m not the president, it’s my responsibility.

But I still feel it was a huge mistake by the State Department, and ultimately the president that caused the deaths of four innocent American citizens.

VAN SUSTEREN: Is it powerful enough in your mind that it has an impact on your vote?

LADKA: I — my vote is hinging on the president’s propensity for positive social change. I like his “ObamaCare” idea. I don’t want to see any cuts in Social Security or Medicare or Medicaid. I don’t want to see them turned into a voucher system. I don’t want to see Planned Parenthood cut or anything else.

On the other hand, the governor, Governor Romney, has a very strong record of successful business practices in the course of his career. And as one old president said, the business of America is really business. So for me, it’s a toss-up between Obama’s social stances and Governor Romney’s business expertise.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, you’ve got only about two-and-a-half weeks to come up to a decision. I’m curious, I mean, in light of that, is there — you know, what — you know, what will sort of push you in either direction? Are you waiting for the next debate, which will be foreign policy, and will that have any impact? Or I mean, you’re running out of time. The clock’s running.

LADKA: I think that it may be the foreign policy debate. I’m guessing that as soon as I walk into the voting booth, I’ll probably make up my mind then.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you — after the debate, did you move a little bit in either direction, or were you just locked right in the same place you were before it started?

LADKA: No, I was locked pretty much in the same place before I started. I thought Romney made a lot of good points about business and his business expertise. I thought the president made a lot of good points about his protection of Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and “ObamaCare,” as well. I really do think we need a national health care program in this country.

So for me, it’s still really 50/50, Greta. I wish I could tell you I was leaning one way or the other. Source: Fox Nation

End transcript.

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Kerry Ladaka with Greta Van Susteren – Vote Hinges on Social Issues – Planned Parenthood (video)

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  • Geo

    I have never bought into this BS about independent voters, especially at this point of the game. By his own admission and discussion he sounds like a cheobama voter to me, with his concerns over social issues. Hardly a independent. In order to disguise his leanings he throws a couple of bones to Romney.

    The man is a idiot, if he’s buying the lie that cheobama wanted to insure who was responsible for the attack in Libya, by promoting the video lie. It just doesn’t fly. He wasn’t saying lets see where the investigation leads and then we’ll know, he and his minions were “promoting” the Big Lie of the video and in addition he sent out members of his administration to also promote it.

    That also goes for other members in that Town Hall audience, many tipped their hand on the subject of their questions. These people just love the attention they seem to draw from the msm who are all too willing to promote a their own agenda.

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  • Undecided? My ass! The questions came directly from the Obama Campaign, the “moderator” is a shill for the Obama Campaign, and the so-called “questioners” are workers for the campaign. (Just wait until after the election and that comes out.) The fix was in.

    Today’s Gallop poll (after Tuesday’s debate results) are:

    Romney: 52%
    Obama: 45%

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/157817/election-2012-likely-voters-trial-heat-obama-romney.aspx

    Early voting in N. Carolina is 3:1 ratio for Romney.

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