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ELECTION: Republicans real problem: Women

Letter by Kathy Gilman, Steilacoom on Sep. 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm with 9 Comments »
September 24, 2012 10:54 am

Amid growing concern that they may be heading off an electoral cliff, the Republican Party is starting to panic. Mitt Romney has been taking an unusual amount of friendly fire for the ineffectiveness of his campaign. The candidate’s propensity for foot-in-mouth disease is certainly not helping matters, but the party continues to be in denial about the real root of their problem.

Recent polling is clearly showing an increasing gender gap, a gap that has already reached unprecedented levels. The Todd Akin affair has effectively ripped the mask off the true agenda of the radical right, along with its ignorance of basic science. Moderate and independent-minded women are horrified by this agenda, and they are tripping over themselves racing for the exits.

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  1. Republicans have always been against the killing of babies. Nothing new there.

    Republicans have also universally condemned Akin.

    Kathy, you can do better than this.

  2. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81584.html

    Don’t let the far left nutjobs in Washington distort the truth. The middle class loves Romney. Married women love Romney.

  3. Todd Akin has been embraced by such non Republicans as Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee.

    Romeny’s ‘middle class’ makes $250,000 or more per year or roughly 1 in 20 families.

  4. 9/24/12 : A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters finds little good news for Mitt Romney but a race that remains competitive.


  5. alindasue says:

    I’m married. I’m a woman. I’m middle class. I’m even LDS.

    I don’t love Mitt Romney.

    I like Todd Akin, who apparently slept through basic high school biology, even less.

  6. Alindasue, did I, or any of the polls, claim 100% of the demographics you listed will vote for Romney?

    No. So besides broadcasting blind support for a failure, what was your point? That Washington State liberals have won your over? That emotion beats reason in this wet corner of the Nation?

  7. Sonofwashington says:

    Latest news – Mr. Romney is slipping big in the polls with seniors, a critical demographic for Republicans. Where he used to hold a double-digit lead on President Obama on “who would do the best for Medicare”, that has dropped to a 4-point lead.

    Of course the conservatives have lost the vast majority of the female vote and will be hard pressed to avoid any more slippage given the male-centric and anti-gay culture of the Morman church.

  8. alindasue says:

    CT8 said, “So besides broadcasting blind support for a failure, what was your point?”

    To begin with, I didn’t broadcast support for anyone, “blindly or otherwise. I said that I didn’t “love” Mitt Romney or Todd Akin.

    I have voted for Republicans before and likely might do so again in the future if the right candidate happens to be a Republican. This year, the only Republican candidate that I like is no longer running… which leaves me picking from the other choices. (I’ve voted for a Libertarian before too, but this year’s candidate looks too much like a extreme hard right Republican…)

    My point in mentioning this is nothing more than to point out that not all “married women love Romney”. Only those who vote for a Republican simply because he is Republican “love” him.


    If you learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you will find that our culture is anything but “male-centric”. Women play very strong roles at church and frequently speak from the pulpit. A marriage lived according to church standards is a more equal partnership than most of the so-called “liberated” marriages. Are you aware that Utah was the first state where women could vote?


    There are many reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney, but his religion is not one of them.

  9. averageJose says:

    What poll are you referring to Kathy?

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