Friday, September 19, 2008

Quick and Quippy: McCain on The View

Ever since Senator Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency, McCain has been trying to manipulate the white female voter to his side of the ballot box. This has been met with a varying degree of success. At the moment, it seems McCain is up in the polls in direct correlation with his hold on the white female vote. This comes as no surprise when you think about the many unabashedly desperate attempts McCain has made to snag the female vote.
In his efforts to win over women, he has tried everything from selecting a “hockey mom” joke of a VP running mate to wooing burned ex-Hillary supporters. Recently he was a guest on the overwhelmingly female oriented daytime show “The View.” Despite the feeling that this election has torn the feminist community asunder, I was once again renewed in my faith in womankind when the audience began to boo McCain for claiming Roe .v. Wade was a “mistake.” "I believe Roe v. Wade was a very bad decision,” he said of the 1973 Supreme Court case that established a woman's right to obtain an abortion. Besides the fact that I do not agree with McCain’s statement, the very nerve of the man to say that to a virtually all-female audience without expecting consequences horrified me. While McCain blusters on and tries to rationalize his remarks, one cannot help but be terrified of this man’s opinions becoming law.

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