PUMAs For McCain at RNC

5 Sep

I spotted this during my news roundup. PUMAs, check it out:

Via Hot Air:

We’ve heard that PUMAs are mythical creatures, those women who supported Hillary Clinton but prefer John McCain to Barack Obama.  Well, not only do they really exist, two of them felt motivated enough to turn the van around on the way home from Denver to get themselves into the Republican convention.  Last night, my NARN partner Mitch Berg and I talked with Betty Jean Kling and Robin Rollinson.  The two women heard the media slurs against Sarah Palin and made up their mind to show solidarity with the Republican Vice Presidential nominee:

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The first question Mitch and I got after talking about this interview with a few other people around the RNCC was whether the two were on the level. They were; Ms. Kling donated to both Hillary Clinton and the Womancount PAC, according to Open Secrets. Since the two women knew each other and traveled together, I’d call that a confirmation of their support for Hillary and their activism on her behalf, right up to last week.

Quite obviously, the treatment of Sarah Palin by the mainstream media has inflamed PUMA anger all over again. Most of them may not have been motivated enough to come to St. Paul and declare open support for Palin and McCain, but at least two of them were. Listening to them, they don’t seem like lunatics or attention seekers. In fact, they were a lot of fun and remarkably rational, as viewers will see for themselves.

Will more PUMAs follow suit after the relentless attacks on Palin and her family in the media? If these two women can make the trip to St. Paul, many more can make the shorter journey to support Palin at the voting booth.

“Will more PUMAs follow suit?” I can answer that- YES!!

Some won’t. Some will go topless (leave the top ticket blank, vote only dem downticket), some will vote 3rd party (Nader, McKinney…), but you can bet, some will indeed go for the ultimate FU to Obama/DNC and vote McCain. The addition of Palin, just makes that vote a bit easier to cast- for those dems who already intended to go for McCain.

It’s nice to have people realize we PUMAs are in fact, REAL! I hope the PUMA movement will be factored in when they conduct a postmortem of Obama’s Nov. loss.

For those two women who travelled from Denver to the Republican convention, I guarantee there were many others who would have done the same if they could have. The passion fueling the PUMA movement is not diminishing. The fire is stoked hotter as McCain launched a woman to the front of national politics.

The MSM’s treatment of Sarah Palin (especially CNN) has poured salt in already open wounds. Women who watched the sexist attacks against Hillary, have had enough. The outrage is real. Attack Sarah Palin on the issues, policies, facts; just leave her sex, her looks, and her mothering out of the discussion. Any less will be at the dems peril in Nov.

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One Response to “PUMAs For McCain at RNC”

  1. tanya September 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    I’m fuming mad about the absurd comments made by Howard Gutman on the Laura Ingrams show. I don’t listen, but I read the comments in a news story today.

    If Todd Palin wants to watch the kids while his wife pursues this job opportunity that was offered to her, that’s their decision and it’s none of our business.

    I don’t hear Howard Gutman commenting on Obama as a weekend father (he lived in Washington as a Senator) or the fact that Michelle worked fulltime while Obama was in Washington. Their children were looked after by Michelle’s mother. No one criticizes their parenting.

    It just reveals the double standard. It’s not that she’s a working mom, it’s that she’s a working mom- not of their political party- who dares challenge the great Obama/Biden ticket.

    The more these surrogates voice this sexist garabage, the more motivated I am to see Sarah Palin succeed. I wish it was Hillary I could vote for this election, but I’ll be damned if I’ll let the Obama people run another woman off the national scene because she dared run.

    I’m a democrat and I’m voting for Palin in Nov.

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