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Don't Believe the Hype: The Gender Gap Still Favors Obama, Big-Time


Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, politics, family, health, freedoms, election, government )

Carrie
- 663 days ago - alternet.org
No, women voters are not running into the arms of Mitt Romney.



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Val R. (239)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 6:50 am
Let's remember that there are more than just 2 candidates in this election.
 

Jane H. (133)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:19 am
I am believing that Obama will win!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 9:09 am
I'm so relieved to read this. Restores one's faith in women.
 

Chris C. (149)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 10:26 am
"It's no wonder that Mitt is behind with women. He doesn't seem to get it on equal pay, or reproductive rights, or work-family balance, or many of the things that touch women's lives directly."

Women are NOT fools...well, most of them aren't...and the smart ones will choose Obama!
 

Yvonne White (231)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 11:03 am
Are there ANY RepubliCONs left who DON'T hate women??? I hope not, they SHOULD become extinct!
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 3:38 pm
Unfortunately Val there are only two that could possibly win in this one..now in 2016 there are big hopes for others to have a real chance at doing so.

Any women who votes for Mitt is either a total bimbo, or just clueless due to lack of interest an think he's kind of handsome, or they are self loathing, or Mormons who are too afraid they 'll be found out if they don't and be replaced by a new wife.........in my opinion.

All the hype does keep interest and so far as far as I see it..the rightwing has turned off more of their own as to their not going to vote this time than they did on the left...which they actually boosted their desires to vote for Obama. The right endless stream of lies an general B.S. neg. ads/articles etc. have made more people aware that they must have nothing else to go on as to their own positives that it really has backlashed on the rightwing. To me it's all been a really good thing at this point , so close to the election ...more people being fired up to vote for Obama than even just six months ago...and it's all due to the rightwings crazy/lies and neg. toward women and cuts in education funding etc. in particular I think. Collage age students aren't as stupid as Mitt and his GOP budget cut'n friends seem to think they are either....it's their futures that are at stake in terms of education and jobs and they know that Mitt / Republican on those issues are their worst enemy.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:44 am
Noted. Yes, the rightwing makes a lot of noise and the media picks it up--maybe in part because FuxNoise blasts it 24 hrs. a day "as news" and other news channels eventually pick it up "as news." I've wondered for awhile why other cable channels and even network news reports on anything FuxNoise reports. They still haven't changed much from the Dubya days when celebrity women were out partying and causing themselves personal chaos, and even network news complied with featuring these incidents. That's when I stopped watching.
I'm sure there are still many women who are ignorant of the facts due to the manipulation of the media, and elimination of facts from the conversation. But, I'm betting there are many, many more informed women who are sick to death of all the hate imposed by these male, (and many female), candidates. Maybe many even telling their husbands they agree with them, then vote against these angry, vile "American Taliban" candidates when in the privacy of the voting booth.
I'm interested in finding out if this turned out to be the year of the "write-in candidate." There is a massive amount of Ron Paul supporters, who I'm betting will write in his name rather than vote Romney. I think this is the dirty little secret the GOP is truly afraid of. They won't vote for Obama, but they are so angry, they won't vote for Willard Romney either.
 

Jae A. (323)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 12:54 pm
Lois, we've read where there are also groups of Christians,not of the extremist nature, who are going to write in their votes for Jesus. Also read where a large number of Chrisitians in the south are not going to vote period as they feel that Romney's religion,and rightfully so in my opinion also, will play and unwanted role by them if he were President. The Teabagger Klan have also turned off a lot of moderate Republicans who now say they will not vote in the election for anyone...trying to stay true to the Republican party but also to their own personal values/morals etc. Add all the write in and Republicans who are now not going to vote..and well I beleive it will take all the rig'd voting machines the GOP can gather to help Romney along with all their voter suppression efforts to have a chance at coming in second place acutally. We shall see...by sometime next week how these write in votes will effect things.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 1:37 pm
From some reports this just isn't true. Many woman are turning to Romney for economic reasons. Can't we give women credit for deciding independently on political matters without being lumped together as a mass of same minded non-entities. That is, womanly non-entities who have no choice outside of a mass. Propaganda it seems.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 11:58 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jae because you have done so within the last week.
This is why all non-superficial women with brains and understanding must vote for Obama! You get out there and vote!
 

Anita B. (68)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:26 am
I don't live in America, but have a good judgment of people. If the vote goes against Obama - then all the good he has manage to achieve shall be waisted by the follow-up President.
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:40 am
I'm voting for Obama--not because I'm a woman, but because I'm an American. I'm old and have been voting for a long time. Often a vote is not "for one candidate", it is a vote "against the other candidate". Obama has demonstrated during his first term that he has his head on straight. He has done things that I don't agree with, but I can understand why he has done these things.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Monday November 5, 2012, 8:12 am
I hope that most of us won't allow ourselves to be stuck in a binder.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:15 pm
This is the best news of all, of late. The political spinsters have been trying SO hard to spin out the story that women are leaving the Obama camp in droves and I simply have never been able to believe that. Women are far smarter than that, they can't be fooled, well some can but they already have "issues" like Coulter, you know, with people and playing nicely with others. Can't wait for Wednesday morning.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday November 5, 2012, 2:44 pm
For the past several months I have been trying to figure out why any woman in this country would vote for Romney, or any republican, considering that party's position on so many issues that affect women. I have come to the conclusion that they are either uninformed or completely taken in by the many different positions of Romney.

Never did I think that in my mid-sixties I would be once again fighting for the rights that I fought for and won in my twenties. The fact that once again men are trying to control women's healthcare, reproductive rights, and the right to choose is baffling to me. The fact that there are any women who would voluntarily let these rights be taken away is astounding!

My faith in my "sisters" and all the men out there who love us and care about us says that there just aren't enough "old conservative white guys" out there to elect Romney. Both my husband and I have voted for Obama. How about you?
 
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