Herman Cain Explains The Gender Gap: ‘Men Are Much More Familiar’ With Policy Than ‘Other People’


Herman Cain, the eccentric former presidential candidate and pizza mogul with a checkered past on women, suggested today that presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney is losing support among women because men are better informed.

Asked about a new Washington Post/ABC News poll showing President Obama beating Romney on womenís issues, Cain explained this by saying that men tend to be more familiar with policy, while others only know about Obamaís family:

CAIN: Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family. But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, itís a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.

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The Post poll showed Romney trailing by a whopping 19 points among women. And while his surrogates and allies have been loathe to admit it, Romney himself acknowledged that the gender gap is related to the recent debate over contraception.


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Lynne B.
Lynne Buckley5 years ago

I think this idiot had crawled back under his rock, but no. Once again he opens his mouth and drivel pours out.

Donald T.
Donald T5 years ago

The Pizza Boy is back? I ask for extra anchovies and get a horny lackey? Send him home where they may care for the coot in his further declining years.

Natasha A.
Natasha Oliveira5 years ago

Well, it could be because women tend to not want candidates with policies that SERIOUSLY HURT THEM! But hey, that's just my crazy theory

Gina P.
Regina P5 years ago

Proud to be one of the "other people" and I do understand policy. What century is he from???

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Carole L.
Carole L5 years ago

Karin B.
“Somehow it appears that many, if not most, of the republicans must be on the payroll of the Democratic Party. How can anybody believe that insulting women, gays and lesbians, black Americans, etc., will get you to win an election?”

*Valley girl voice* whuuuUUUuuut?

Apparently, the fright right believe that; insulting women, gays and lesbians, black Americans, etc., will get win them the election. Otherwise why would they do so with such gusto?

The reality is; they are disenfranchising large portions of; elderly, low income, college students, women, gays and lesbians, black Americans, etc. of their voting rights. in gop minds they don’t have to play nice because only “those like them” supporters will be allowed to vote.... if they have their way.

Carole L.
Carole L5 years ago

“As Hillary Clinton alone, would hand him his ass in a card game of policy, as well, far to many other politico women to mention, being quite capably of that same skill.”

and that includes Terri Schiavo.

Carole L.
Carole L5 years ago

What does he mean by; “other people”? *jk* wow, he takes the “not one of us” to a whole new level. can you say tsunami?

Btw, in Britain 999 = our 911.

C.M Padget
Carolyn Padget5 years ago

‘Men Are Much More Familiar’ With Policy Than ‘Other People’

If "white men" was substituted for "men", and "other people" was substituted with "black people" and someone had said it, he would be yelling "Racist!"

Vanessa Lasko
Vanessa Lasko5 years ago

what an idiot. How can so many politicians sound so uneducated? No wonder we're in trouble