Cut Out (cutout18) wrote in abortiondebate,
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How Supportive Is Your Candidate?

Once again our elected elite here in the US has proven to us that they are a bunch of self-serving jerks with inflated egos. Arlen Specter (now democrat) decided to switch parties, and his reasoning for doing so? Well, his state has swung Democrat, and to quote him, "I am unwilling to have my 29-year Senate record judged by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate", i.e. I don't think my constituency and the people I was supposed to be serving should judge me fit for office. Yay!

A lot of pride is bandied about every 2-4 years for candidates in all offices who are Pro-Life, or Pro-Choice, or at least claim to be. I looked up my own man, David Scott (D-GA), and could not even find his reproductive rights stance listed on his website. But this is Georgia, that's sadly a safe move. Politically expedient. Guarantees reelection. Lacks principal and integrity.

But maybe Specter and Scott are just isolated cases; I'm sure you all out there have political figures you're proud of, or do you? Are you convinced that your candidate of choice, whether it be Senate, Congress, or Executive (or Judicial, whatever) actually cares about your issues on abortion/reproductive rights enough to weather political shifts or idealogical changes? You don't have to let the proverbial cat out of the bag, I personally don't care if people know I live in Fulton County, but YMMV. Does he/she care? Are they Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, or just Pro-Whatever-Gets-Me-Reelected? How do you judge that sort of thing? What are your thoughts on the matter?
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