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Palin and the Hillary Voters

One question that kept coming up last night on MSNBC was if Gov. Palin really could bring pro-choice Hillary voters into the McCain camp. It’s safe to say that the MSNBCers were from from optimistic about it, to the point of downright sarcasm. However, if Palin really can’t reach out to these women, why is Sen. Obama putting out an abortion ad? Here’s the text:

OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama, candidate for president, and I approved this message.
VAL BARON: As a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood, I know abortion is one of the most difficult decisions a woman will ever make. I’m Val Baron. Let me tell you: If Roe v Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk.  That’s why this election is so important.  John McCain’s out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That’s what women need to understand. That’s how high the stakes are.
ANNCR: As president, John McCain will make abortion illegal.  McCain says quote, “I do not support Roe v. Wade. It should be overturned.” And listen to McCain’s answer on Meet the Press:

RUSSERT: “A constitutional amendment to ban all abortions. You’re for that?”

McCAIN: “Yes, sir.”

VAL BARON: We can’t let John McCain take away our right to choose. We can’t let him take us back.
ANNCR: Paid for by Obama for America.

MSDNC may scoff about Palin bringing some Hillary supporters to the McCain side, but putting out this ad certainly seems to indicate that Obama is worried about appealing to women voters. I mean, who else would they vote for? We report, you decide.

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