Sunday, June 01, 2008

What game are McCaskill & Castor playing?

This morning's Face the Nation featuring on Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on behalf of Barack Obama -- extolling the great leadership of the Illinois Senator and his assumed imminent nomination while sticking to the campaign's talking points complimenting Senator Clinton -- reminded me of one of the biggest reasons this primary season has given me such agita.

I would like to be a fly on the wall on Emily's List, which supported both McCaskill and Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor (who also has been high profile lately for Obama). Both these women went all out for the women's vote with EList help, McCaskill not winning by much. Yet when the time comes to support a woman for president, they take take the alleged liberated, high road and go for Obama. This is really the high road? Or is it just wanting it both ways. Both ways does not and will never add up to Equal Representation for women!

If these women felt so strong -- McCaskill guided by her children, whom I really do not want picking my president -- about Obama that they could not support Hillary Clinton, they best for women in polictics have remained neutral until Senator Obama won the nomination. Instead, they have become the face of the Obama campaign on far too many occasions. Instead of the high road, they have managed to be used against a most capable woman and our only chance to elect a woman president in the near future.

Once again, two steps forward and three steps back..