Cathy Cox will be in Macon on December 7, 2005, at the Rosewood Ballroom. I know more than half of the hosts — all of whom are women. A number of whom can be accurately characterized as more progressive than most of us, whether Democrat or Republican.
There is a danger for Cox being seen as running a “woman’s campaign.” Now, a lot of you can laugh that off and pooh-pooh the idea, but it is a danger of segmentation. While women outnumber men in voting and, in particular, the Democratic primary, she risks characterizing her campaign as a single issue campaign — elect a woman, the end.
I’ll willing to admit I’m making more out of this than is there. But, it’s something her campaign is going to have to keep in mind. What is very interesting however is that most, if not all, of the black female politicians in the area, from Anita Ponder to Nikki Randall, are listed as hosts. One law firm is listed as a host as well. There are a lot of Mercer Law alumnae and employees on the host committee, which is fitting since Cox is an alumna of Mercer Law.