Thanks for your note to Feminist.com and for questioning Elizabeth Dole. I did the same a few months
ago--and co-wrote an article
Nation as a result--Why
Not Elizabeth Dole? I wrote this as a warning to not support
Dole purely because of her gender.
To do so, will actually set
women back even further. What
I discovered was that she doesn't have any record, she won't say what she believes because her
platform will be anti-woman
(anti-health care reform, anti-welfare,
anti-family leave, anti-raising
the minimum wage, anti-gun control....)
and she doesn't want to be too
vocal about that, because then
she will lose potential supporters.
The real test is that if she
does run, her campaign will
be heavily funded by the Republican
Party and the right wing of
the Republican Party. In order
to obtain that support--she
can't be true to a woman's agenda.
I hope that helps. Thanks for