Whereas earlier I was disagreeing with Matt Yglesias, I couldn’t agree more about this (and yes, I do read other blogs):
I imagine I’m not the first pundit to note that Kim Gandy and the crew down at NOW must’ve been off their rockers when they decided to endorse Carol Moseley-Braun for President of the United States. Clearly, Mosely-Braun is a woman, whereas her opponents are not, but leaving aside the dubious merits of her candidacy, it is simply inconceivable that she’ll be the nominee.
Because they are morons- always have been, always will be, and they reflect the values of the fringe left. At any rate, to save Karl Rove the time, here is a commercial I would run in January/February (and again in September with some modification) 2004, after NOW endorses a viable candidate:
Scrolling text of embarrassing statements by Braun, along with all of her ethical problems and fund-raising scandals, as well as her positions on issues (which will sink her with over half the voters by themselves) over a picture of her face. Have the voiceover state: “Last year, the National Organization for Women decided that Carol Moseley-Braun was the type of candidate they wanted to be President. Unfortunately for them and fortunately for the country, that won’t be happening. Given another choice, they have decided that (Dean/Kerry) is the next best thing. Does (Hoard Dean/John Kerry) represent you?”
Clearly, I am not an advertising man, but you get the point. They wanted Moseley-Braun, with her whacky opinions and bizarre politics, now they have decided that Dean or Kerry is the next best thing. If I were Howard Dean, I would ask NOW to endorse Bush.