September 14, 2008

IT'S NOT THE ADJECTIVE, IT'S THE MARITAL STATUS:

Palin shifts outlook for undecideds: The VP pick raises new issues for "Wal-Mart moms," but many say they haven't made a final decision. (Allison Sherry, 9/14/08, The Denver Post)

Though Green says she is still undecided about her vote in November, her growing affinity for the McCain-Palin ticket — attributed solely to Palin — means that McCain's effort to target "Wal-Mart moms" may be working.

Many of the undecided voters here are moderate, working, suburban women who say they like Palin because, at least on the surface, she seems to be one of them.

"She has the same problems and the same issues that everyone else does," said Jessie Rember, an Arvada mother of two, and a German professor.

The Republican vice presidential nominee is stopping here Monday morning for a rally at the Westernaires Arena. Interest in Palin's appearance — her second in Colorado in nine days, but first solo — was so strong that the event was moved to the larger venue.

Political observers say these fiercely independent voters, whose names tend to morph each election cycle from "soccer moms" to "security moms," will be who chooses the presidential winner this fall.

"People have realized that we can't lump all women voters together," said Karrin Anderson, a professor at Colorado State University. "This group and the Latino voters are going to be key."


No one groups them together--the unmarried's find their security in the state so they're natural Democrats.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 14, 2008 8:09 AM
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