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NARAL risks clout by choosing between pro-choice Obama and Clinton

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WASHINGTON--NARAL's decision to choose between two strong abortion rights advocates--Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary--risks their political clout and divides an activist base at a time the party is talking about unifying against anti-choice Sen. John McCain.

EMILY’s List backed Clinton from the beginning and president Ellen R. Malcolm--a charter member of the abortion rights community-strongly objected to NARAL’s Obama endorsement.

“I think it is tremendously disrespectful to Sen. Clinton - who held up the nomination of a FDA commissioner in order to force approval of Plan B and who spoke so eloquently during the Supreme Court nomination about the importance of protecting Roe vs. Wade - to not give her the courtesy to finish the final three weeks of the primary process," Malcolm said.

" It certainly must be disconcerting for elected leaders who stand up for reproductive rights and expect the choice community will stand with them.”

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Naral's outta touch with Illinois. Apparently they didn't watch Obama get cowed by the gun lobby. (how's that working out on Obama's cherished Southside--the one he protected so well from Rezko?)
That's the problem with a really really narrow interest group--they can't see the big picture--or enough of it to save their interests.
Teacher's unions screwed up too, looks like...
"....But there would be no reason for me to be seeing him that often," he stated.
This issue may be sorted out soon enough because Fitzgerald’s charts matching up Obama’s contributions, visits and calls are bound to be every bit as thorough as the ones produced to prove Rezko is guilty as charged in the first trial. They simply were not produced because they were not needed to prove the defendant guilty in the first case.

But Obama did end up with $20,000 from the very first kickback paid in the pension fund scheme set up through the Board of the Teacher's Retirement System.
teenage son landed a coveted intern position in Obama's senate office in Washington…..”

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