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11/07/00 5:15 p.m.
My Wife Canceled out My Vote
We might as well have stayed home.

By Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth & NR contributing editor


think I'm in the same predicament as millions of other married couples in America today.

My wife voted against every candidate that I voted for. And my livelihood depends on the outcome of this election. But she doesn't see the case for W. Bush and George Allen as all that persuasive.

While we were in line at the voting booth this morning she informed me that she had finally decided to vote for Chuck Robb. Good Lord! "Why?" I asked, stunned. Because of that Sierra Club commercial showing that Allen allowed all that toxic waste to be dumped in the rivers.

Women are sooo malleable! No wonder there's a gender gap.

"Honey, they lied," I say. "And anyway, you're the one who always complains about negative advertising. How can you be so persuaded by it?"

"But Gore and Robb care about the concerns of working women," she exclaims. Now I'm getting exasperated. "Yeah, well if Gore wins, you're going to be a working woman who has to work a lot harder." It gets worse. I voted against all the school and environmental bond initiatives. She voted for them all! "I like parks," she says to defend herself. "How do you feel about higher property taxes?" I ask.

The bottom line is that the Moore family's impact on the election this year was a wash. We might as well have stayed home.

The good news is that we have two sons and they both supported Bush, although one was leaning towards libertarian Harry Browne. I can't wait for the 2012 election when the Moore family can really have an impact.


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