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Wednesday, September 10, 2003


NOW Endorsed The Wrong Candidate

posted by Editor at Wednesday, September 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
From an Op Ed in the Hartford Courant. It is written by a Connecticut supporter of Howard Dean who is the webmaster for the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women and sits on its board.
Recently, the National Organization for Women endorsed Carol Moseley Braun for president. I'm inspired by her intelligence, wit and articulate speech, but Carol Moseley Braun hasn't shown me the criteria I'm looking for in a president today.

Thanks to President Bush's arrogance, greed and reckless adventures abroad, this country is heading toward a series of crises that we haven't seen since the Depression. In these tumultuous times, NOW would have been wiser to have endorsed a "woman's man," Howard Dean, and not a woman for president.


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