Monday, May 18, 2009

Washington Post Wonders if Deeds May be too Conservative to Win Dem Nomination

In a column in Today's Post,there is an article suggesting that Deeds's moderate(the Post calls it conservative) voting record might hurt him with Dem primary voters. I think it will, but for what it is worth I kind of like the Deeds voting record. According to the Post:

Those votes have included support for a family life program in schools that would define abstinence before marriage and fidelity within marriage as "moral obligations and not matters of personal opinion or personal choice," a mandate that the words "In God We Trust" be displayed prominently in every school and a bill to increase the penalty for killing a fetus.

Deeds voted to designate English as the official language of Virginia, to make illegal immigrants ineligible for state or local benefits, and against a bill to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates. He voted to void contracts between members of the same sex that would have provided rights associated with marriage, such as hospital visits, and voted against adding sexual orientation to a list of hate crime categories.

Maybe he should consider joining the GOP. If so I might vote for him.

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