Florida delegates arrived to breakfast this morning to find a special treat on the table: condoms, courtesy of Planned Parenthood's political arm.
The pink-packaged prophylactic bears the legend: "Protect Yourself from John McCain (In this election)."
"What's happened is that he's pulled a giant masquerade by positioning himself as a maverick and a moderate when he's been anything but when it comes to womens' issues," said Lillian Tamayo, a board member of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, which distributed the condoms. "He's got a 100 percent anti-women, anti-family voting rights record."
Delegates scooped up the packages with delight: "We need something to protect us from McCain," said John Lindstrom of Palm City. But he's not bringing them home for his kids, ages 17, 21 and 24. "I'm going to keep them for myself."
The group is targeting infrequent voters, new voters and disappointed Hillary Clinton backers who they say might think McCain has a moderate stance on family planning.
"But he's voted against family planning and birth control," Tamayo said. Each package bears one of 10 reasons Planned Parenthood says rates McCain a zero.