Thursday, May 26, 2005

2006 Sneak Peek: Barbara Ann Radnofsky for US Senate

Earlier in the month many of us Lubbock Democrats had the opportunity to meet three of our states most promising candidates: Chris Bell, Barbara Ann Radnofsky, and the indomitable David Van Os. I've already talked up Bell, so now it's Barbara's turn.

The first thing you should know about her is that she has an excellent blog that she updates -- herself -- from the field (Blackberrys are indeed the politician's tool of choice). And I'm not just saying this because she did a good job of plugging Lubbock in her blog; this child of NASA scientists really is on top of the modern political zeitgeist.

You should also know that she's one hell of a speaker. (She has this in common with Bell and Van Os.) For example, her talking points on abortion are fantastic. Her goal: zero abortions, without taking away a woman's right to choose. How do we do this? Through education, healthcare, pre- and post- natal care, childrens' programs -- all the high-prioritiy issues that progressives share. It's brilliant how it all flows together. I am reminded that, as Democrats, we are not a divided party, but a party of strongly connected, socially responsible interests.

It's worth it to check out her website:


At 1:22 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Improving the economy would also go a long way toward zero abortions. The number of ended pregnancies has increased 25% under the Bush administration and it's lousy economy. I wonder if Radnofsky included economy in her measures.

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Dem-X said...

You know, I think she might have mentioned it. But I heard so many speakers that day... hmm. Might be worth some of us leaving a comment on her blog to that effect; if she hasn't said it in those terms, she oughta. :)

At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Andy said...

I was not at the event, but I have heard her position on what she calls “Target Zero” abortions. Basically, she is aligned with Sue's point -- the point is we need to help women improve their economic conditions, provide health, prenatal, childcare, education and employment opportunities so they are not forced to make the decision to have an abortion because of economic reasons.


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