Sunday, October 01, 2006

Why should Jim Davis & Charlie Crist care about empowering Florida women?

Republican nominee for Florida governor Charlie Crist -- alleged civil rights good guy -- has apparently gone on record as thinking the ERA unnecessary. Say it ain't so, Charlie!

Meanwhile, his Democrat opponent Jim Davis -- a co-sponsor of the ERA in Congress -- has had a meeting with Planned Parenthood types to talk about a woman's right to choose. Reportedly, Davis was sincerely interested and supportive. But he can't think that's all women care about, can he? What about actually getting the ERA passed, an equal amount of women appointees to top positions, and some structural plan to address a whole host of women's issues to make Florida something better than 44th in the nation for a good place for women?

And what about women pushing him on that platform? Or are we all just hoping that he or Charlie Crist will do the right things once elected? Anyone with one iota of business experience knows that negotiations are done before you sign on the dotted line. Or in this case, you ask for what you need BEFORE you write those checks to elect another guy governor. Right about now they don't think they owe us anything, and expect that we will and should be grateful for any crumbs they throw our way when elected!

When are we going to stop waiting for Godot -- only to end up with nothing? Only then will we get what we are entiteld to as 51% of the population. Time for some fresh political strategies for the empowerment of women. Going along to get along has just plain failed!


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