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Clinton delegate in GOP ad thinks McCain is pro-choice

The McCain campaign is running an ad featuring Debra Bartoshevich, a female Hillary Clinton delegate to the Democratic convention who says that she will be voting for McCain, and encourages other Democrats to do the same.

But when asked how someone like her who is pro-choice could vote for McCain, she said that as far as she knew, McCain was against overturning Roe v. Wade. I guess she hasn’t looked at McCain’s website, where he declares that he will do everything he can to overturn Roe v. Wade, including appointing anti-choice Supreme Court justices. Or his recent interview at Saddleback church where he said “I have a 25- year pro-life record in the Congress, in the Senate. And as president of the United States, I will be a pro-life president. And this presidency will have pro-life policies.”

Watch Rachael Maddow:

Surveys show that quite a few women are not aware that McCain has a 0% rating on pro-choice issues. As Rachael Maddow says, that’s stuuu…pendous!



  1. Katie wrote:

    I’ve read this in other places, but it is not hard to find a clip of McCain saying he thinks Roe ought to be overturned. I don’t understand why NOW, or MoveOn or NARAL hasn’t run an ad with those clips! I think that would be a HUGE help to the Democrats, and go a long way toward setting the record straight.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  2. iron wrote:

    I understand that NARAL plans to hit this issue hard. I believe they have already sent mail out to their members with this information.

    On the other hand, there are also social conservatives who think McCain is pro-choice, so maybe it balances out. 🙂

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 2:57 pm | Permalink