The National Organization for Women’s Political Action Committee and the National Women’s Political Caucus both endorsed Carol Moseley Braun’s candidacy for president in a move that really underscores where both groups are.
First, Braun is largely a symbolic candidate who was recruited to run for office in large part to try to peel away minority voters from the Rev. Al Sharpton. Second, like the two groups endorsing here, Braun’s vision of feminism is a creature of the far Left.
NOW president Kim Gandy summed up the current state of the sort of feminism that her group represents, saying,
We are particularly please that out of a field of strong progressive candidates, the strongest feminist candidate turns out to be a woman.
Yes, Braun is such a strong candidate that in a Labor Day weekend poll, she garnered the support of a whopping 2 percent of registered Democrats.
The only genuine surprise here is that neither group wanted to wait to see if Sen. Hillary Clinton might jump into the race.
2 feminist groups back Moseley Braun. Julia Malone, Cox News Service, August 26, 2003.
Poll: Many voters unable to name Democratic candidates. Greg Wahl-Stephens, Associated Press, September 1, 2003.