03 June 2008

Just Wondering

For all the angry women who vow they'll vote for McCain if Hillary doesn't get the nomination, I have this question: How would voting for a man who, on at least one public occasion, called his wife a "cunt" do anything to advance the position of women in our society?

16 comments:

Sean said...

I understand the resentment, I really do...but have some vision people. I was (and still am, in a way) a Hillary supporter, but am also very against the direction the Republicans have taken this country. Will I support more of that from them? Or hope for better? I hope they're able to resolve this anger and see some sense.

Carole Knits said...

I don't understand the rationale. I have said from the beginning that I would vote for whoever gets the democratic nomination. I don't understand dems who can do otherwise, particularly when the other choice is McBush.

BerkeleyBecca said...

Who are these women who say they won't vote for the Democratic nominee if it's not Hillary? Were they invented by the media? Anyone who chooses a protest vote, or a spite vote, in November--be it for McCain or a third-party candidate like Nader (who is running again this time) has to know that they are cutting their nose off to spite their face.

I do think we've all learned that lesson.

Carry said...

I'm so tired of all of this shit. I refuse to vote (or not vote) for anyone based on gender, race, religion or sexual identity. For this I have been called anti-feminist. I have been told I should be ashamed of myself. That women need to stand behind other women. Bah. I personally believe that it's just as bad to vote for someone based on their gender as it is to NOT vote for someone based on their gender.

I want to vote on the issues, pure and simple. I want out of this republican hell hole.

Is it November yet???

FiberQat said...

I would have loved to have a woman as president, but equal opportunity is consideration of the candidates regardless of gender. And in my mind, Hillary has too much of an albatross in Bill.

Now if it was Elizabeth Dole or Dianne Feinstein, I'd be there 100%.

Carol said...

All too often the two-party system requires us to vote for the pick we find least distasteful. I've owned it. I've done it. I can't understand anyone who wouldn't approach it that way. Especially after seeing how messed up our country's gotten as a result of the Dubya administration.

Christine said...

amen!

Rachel said...

Very well said!

Anonymous said...

I 'm a woman and I'm not voting for Billary,but I'm not voting for McCain either. That leaves Obama. But I'm afraid Obama will be assassinated by some crazy redneck, so whoever is chosen for v-p candidate is critical this election. I wish John Edwards had stayed the course.
Blogless Mary Lou

TMK said...

I'm with Fiberqat which is why I'm backing Obama. If he doesn't get the nomination I'll vote for Hillary. There's no way in hell I'd vote for a Republican no matter how much I disliked the Democratic nominee.

Lee Ann said...

I'm not allowed to vote in the primaries but I will vote for the Anti-Republican because there ain't no Socialist running who could take the job.

Yeah, I moved to Canada. They gave me "elective" brain surgery for free. Need I say more?

Anonymous said...

Obama is the better choice.

He needs a VP who understands his vision and will be an asset. Why would he put HRC on the ticket? Hill/Bill gave permission to all the racists out there to say no way would they vote for a talented, thoughtful black man. I saw a female leaving the Clinton speech being interviewed by CNN who said, “no way would she vote for a black man”!!

I am her "demographic" 64, while & female. She is not my choice for VP.

If she were so in touch with "our" issues, why as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee isn’t she holding hearings on the sexual assaults of female soldiers in Iraq? Or why hasn't she questioned the military for returning female solders to Iraq within 4 months of giving birth?

And the list goes on and on.
PRB/Vermont Knitter

Janice said...

I don't understand how you could vote for McCain if he was the only name on the ballot!!

Robin said...

The women who say they will vote for McCain now that they can't vote for Hillary are cutting their noses off to spite their faces. Makes me so sad that women still find ways to work against their own best interests -- and their own political positions. We can move beyond this self-destructive behavior.

kitmf said...

I am not one of them, and I think they are few As I understand it, however, they feel that McCain would be with certainty a one-term president and could be kept under control by a democratic Congress. Then the field would be open for a candidate they find more trustworthy in four years. It is not a strategy I support, but neither is it an act of insanity per se.

Scoutj said...

such a charmer he is