Like all presidential candidates, there are areas where I agree and areas where I disagree with Christine Smith. That said, this was possibly the easiest evaluation I have had so far.
With positions such as “Immediately withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq regardless of the consequences” Chirstine displays the kind of disregard which will make her fully unelectable.
Her position on abortion sounds viable on the surface:
I do not believe the government should either encourage or discourage abortion; it should only protect women’s access to it, not fund it.
Upon consideration however, there is a gaping hole in that position which will leave neither side of that issue satisfied. If a woman on Medicaid wants an abortion, this position would anger the pro-life side if she got an abortion (assuming that Medicaid would have to pay for it) and it would anger the pro-choice side if she did not get one when Medicaid would not pay for it.
These half-baked positions mark this candidacy as flat and unpromising. I do not endorse Christine Smith.