Did you need a reason not to vote for Barack Obama? Perhaps need a reason to vote for John McCain? If I’m not convinced already, this press release from the National Education Association sure helps to push me in that direction:
National Education Association President Reg Weaver announced today that he will ask the 9,000 locally elected delegates to the Association’s Representative Assembly to take a formal vote to recommend that NEA’s 3.2 million members support Barack Obama in his bid to become President of the United States….
The contrast between Obama and McCain on issues that matter most to NEA members â€“ the economy, education and health care â€“ is indeed stark. Obama opposes using public tax dollars to provide financial support to private schools. McCain is already on record with votes supporting vouchers.
While I wouldn’t exactly phrase the issue the way the NEA does, such unsurprising rhetoric only evokes an equal and opposite reaction from me.