The price of poker has just gone up. - Cathy Cox to refuse EMILY's List funds.
Dent called EMILY's List "a very liberal special interest group."
Then a couple of months or so ago reports surfaced that EMILY's List will have major say-so in Cox's campaign. Cox's campaign crew vehemently denied such influence.
Today Bill Shipp reported on The Georgia Gang that Cox's campaign would take no funds from EMILY'S List.
This action is gutsy, real gutsy, and it puts my prior comments contained in a December 28, 2004 into a different context. There I wrote:
On a second topic, I especially question why Mr. Dent would want to go after EMILY's list -- a very large and respected grassroots political network that has been around for almost 20 years -- so early and in the press which, of course, is a medium of communication for both sexes.
Women activists in our Party already know the PAC well. Was Mr. Dent hoping to sway them by his comments?
And any hay made with men by such a description "as a very liberal special interest group" might easily be more than offset by alienating some of the female members of our party faithful.
As noted above, Cox acknowledged that she has spoken with EMILY's List but said she has received no endorsement. Was she being defensive with the "but" part. Maybe, but she shouldn't have been.
Will Cathy make EMILY's List recommended candidates list? Does a cat have climbing gear? Will it help her or hurt her? The former, no question about it, and she would seek and get the endorsement of this group even if she had Taylor's bankroll already lined up.