Obama, McCain Court Women Voters
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
During the final stages of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a common refrain emerged among some of her more ardent supporters: If Barack Obama wins the nomination, we’re backing John McCain. Now that the dust has settled somewhat after Clinton’s concession, Obama is working to clarify the differences between his positions and McCain’s when it comes to issues that impact the lives of female voters.
“On almost every single issue that’s important to women, he’s been on the wrong side,” the presumptive Democratic nominee told ABC News in an interview in Flint, Mich. Monday.
“You know, he is in favor of judges who would overturn Roe v. Wade. He has opposed equal pay. He has opposed the CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance] program, that would make children insured,” Obama said.
AP photo / Mel Evans, File