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.