Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How to Win the "Stay-At-Home-Mom" Vote

A mother of a child with autism (and another with a speech delay) advises the candidates how to win the "stay-at-home-mom" vote. "Wanna win my vote? It won't be as easy as simply nominating a 'hockey mom,' or even taking down the 'maverick' image of John McCain. But women -- and particularly mothers -- may help decide this election, and it's obvious that the McCain campaign picked Governor Palin to appeal to women like me. In order to put Barack Obama in the White House, Democrats must compete successfully for these votes."

She offers some pretty reasonable tips:
- Don't engage in mommy wars.
- Don't talk about the parenting of your opponent.
- Talk about what type of future you want for your children.
- Make the attacks about the issues, not the persona.
- Talk about the mom-economy.
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