Thursday, September 7, 2006

Women Know When They've Been Lied To

Shannon McCaffrey, with the Associated Press, reports that Southern women are "breaking up" with President Bush. McCaffrey focused on women in Middle Georgia who voted for Bush, but who are now voting for the Democrat in their congressional district race. I know several of the women who are quoted in the story. This really is not complicated. Women are not stupid. We know when we've been lied to.

This trend is also benefiting candidates in local races. Lauren Benedict, candidate for State House District 140, is excited that Republican women are crossing party lines to support her candidacy. As Benedict has met and talked with voters in her district, she has already found support among some of the same Middle Georgia women highlighted by McCaffrey, and she expects this crossover vote to be a significant factor in her favor this November.

"People are clearly ready for a change," said Benedict. "Voters, women and men alike, know when they've been lied to. They know that you cannot support education by cutting 1.25 billion dollars from classrooms statewide. They know that you can't solve a healthcare crisis by creating more bureaucracy and denying necessary medical services to those who need them most. When it comes to these critical "kitchen table issues", voters are less concerned about party labels and more concerned about electing someone who is ready to be their voice in Atlanta."

Sandy Rubin, a public school teacher who voted for Bush, is one of those interviewed by McCaffrey. Rubin says that she is supporting Benedict. "I live and work in Lauren's district, and I'm voting for her because she cares about the things I care about - good schools and good opportunities for my children, said Sandy Rubin. "In my job as a public school teacher it is clear to me that my current representative is not working for the things I care about."

"The people of Middle Georgia deserve better," said Benedict. "They deserve a representative who will give them straight answers to tough questions, and who will work for the things important to them."

5 comments:

Button Gwinnett said...

"People are clearly ready for a change," said Benedict. "Voters, women and men alike, know when they've been lied to. They know that you cannot support education by cutting 1.25 billion dollars from classrooms statewide. They know that you can't solve a healthcare crisis by creating more bureaucracy and denying necessary medical services to those who need them most. When it comes to these critical "kitchen table issues", voters are less concerned about party labels and more concerned about electing someone who is ready to be their voice in Atlanta."


Every Democrat should have some form of this paragraph in their ads and speeches. It recognizes 2 critical issues: education and healthcare. And it asks people to ignore labels and go with the candidates that best represent them.

MelGX said...

I agree. It also hits a nerve with women. The phrase "Voters, women and men alike, know when they've been lied to" is particularly strong. It has bite.

Machado said...

Bravo!

tribalecho said...

I'm confused about this Phillips guy?

Why are people thinking this man matters?

This guy is a creep. Got that?

tribalecho said...

I'm confused about this Phillips guy?

Why are people thinking this man matters?

This guy is a creep. Got that?