Friday, May 12, 2006

Republican mailing criticizes candidate's childless status.

Controversial Mailing Creates Waves In Congressional Race
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Some think Republican Vernon Robinson's campaign against 13th District Congressional incumbent Brad Miller has gone too far. Others say his style is simply aggressive, and could make for a more competitive election
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Robinson highlights the fact that Miller and his wife don't have children. 'We can't have children,' said Miller. 'I shouldn't have to be on television explaining that we can't have children.'"
The sad thing is, it just might work. I think that this is a relevant childfree issue even if Rep. Miller is childless, because no candidate should have to answer any questions about why they don't have children. It is appropriate to criticize neither choice nor circumstance, and too personal even for politics.

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