I've received a few angry comments for my coverage and positive opinion of Kathleen Vinehout as a candidate for governor. When I had a chance to interview her while filling in for Sly in the Morning on 1670 WTDY, I asked her specifically about the conscience clause and her position on abortion, two issues NARAL has been very vocal about. I was satisfied with the answers Vinehout gave. Keep in mind, I wasn't that familiar with Vinehout's past votes and skirmishes with NARAL.
I asked NARAL in an interview as well about their strong opposition to Vinehout, and they indicated that their press release may have been a little hyperbolic, but accurate.
Another words, I did my homework. But for those who continue to oppose Vinehout for her past positions, check out this interesting coverage at Blue Cheddar.
If NARAL were truly interested in change, and holding a politicians feet to the fire, they would use their advocacy to convince lawmakers they were wrong and brag about of their successes in the political arena. Call me a liberal, but I think Vinehout got the message and is now a stronger advocate. Time will tell if I'm right.