Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Re: A message from McMillan

I just got an e-mail from Democrat gov-candidate Kim McMillan - the only candidate in the contest, Democrat or GOP, whose hairstyle is 25 years out of date - in which she touts her endorsement by an outfit called the Women's Campaign Forum. What's the Women's Campaign Forum you ask? Well, here's the WCF's raison d'ĂȘtre:

WCF endorses qualified women candidates who support reproductive choices running for all levels of office, nationwide.

Oh, and then there's this pic from the front page of the WCF's Web site:

Back in September, a Rasmussen poll found that 48 percent of Americans want abortion coverage prohibited in any government-subsidized health care plans, compared to only 13 percent who would want it to be required (a Public Opinion Strategies poll found a clear majority opposing government-funding of abortions). I don't know it for a fact, but I'd be willing to wager that Tennesseans are agin' government-funding for abortion by upwards of 60 percent -- this is a pretty conservative state after all.

So, what does McMillan gain by accepting an endorsement from a vocally pro-abortion group like the Women's Campaign Forum? She gains a lot of points with the hard-core leftists who'll show up to vote in the Democratic primary, but it will be a major strike against her if'n she becomes the Dem nominee and she has to start courting votes from the whole of Tennessee's majority-center-right electorate.

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