What Women Want: Romney Leads Obama

An outside observer, say an anthropologist hundreds of years from now, might survey the evidence of our conversations and conclude that women were only concerned about their genital regions. Look no further than the so-called war on women, just another version of pelvic politics. You know, abortion, contraception, abortion, and, oh yes,  abortion. As if women have no other concerns.

Well, a USA Today/Gallup poll now shows Gov. Romney taking the lead over Pres. Obama precisely because more women are opting for the Governor. In other words, women think about more than contraception and abortion, even those who support either or both. They think about the economy, national security, education, religious freedom, and a whole host of other things.

“In every poll, we’ve seen a major surge among women in favorability for Romney” since his strong performance in the first debate, veteran Democratic pollster Celinda Lake says. “Women went into the debate actively disliking Romney, and they came out thinking he might understand their lives and might be able to get something done for them.”

I’m encouraged and hope that this could be a sign of expanding the conversation when it comes to women’s issues. Also, it’ll be interesting to see the debates tonight to see which questions women ask the candidates and how they interact with them.



  • Dennis

    The female talk show hosts on Fox News, primarily Gretchen Carlson, brought this topic up numerous times. Women are definitely not a collection of body parts, and are interested in many other topics, such as the economy.

    On another note, I hope to see moving vans on Pennsylvania Avenue in January 2013.

  • Rich

    Binders of women are being recruited by Romney.
    Not a well received blog post. Maybe because there is nothing to say here that matters much to anyone faith determination or how they will vote.

  • Bunny O’Hare

    Funny. The poll shows that Obama leads among likely women voters 49-48% in swing states. And Obama leads 52-43% in 38 non-swing states. But you conclude and headline that Romney leads. Isn’t that a bit duplicitous? Maybe, though, to the extent that women disliked Romney-Ryan less as a result of the debates, it was because Romney and Ryan backpedaled on the abortion issue, trumpeting that they support abortion in the case of rape, incest, and the health of the mother.

    • Karen

      Women are more than their ladyparts. Most of us are suffering under the failed policies of Obama- the high gas prices, high food prices, high unemployment, high home foreclosure rate, etc.. We care about our religious freedoms and want them preserved. We worry about the consequences of the huge deficit and how it will impact our childrens future.



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