Thursday, October 18, 2012
I found this on a blog i visited this morning and enjoyed reading it.....
What we’re seeing is a campaign making a 200th hour mistake. They have fallen in love with this ghost, with a mirage, that women are the target audience for their campaign, that this full court press benefits them. They aren’t. Not because there is no way to reach women, or to make arguments that appeal to women, but rather because they are, so damn bad at it.
If your argument about why women should vote for you is that your stay at home millionaire wife speaks to the true condition of women in the nation, you don’t have a chance with women. If your argument is that rape comes in different flavors; forcible, non-forcible, legitimate, and not legitimate – you don’t have a chance with women. If your argument is that in 2002, after 25 years on Wall Street and in Capital Investment, you don’t personally know one woman of skill, of daring and intellect that could serve in a state government cabinet — you don’t have a chance with women. If your argument for flextime at work is that women, “if they are going to be in the work place,” have to make it home in time to make dinner for the kids — you don’t have a chance with women. If you can’t come up with a coherent policy of Lilly’s Law in 6 months – thank you Sam Stein for release that call from April –you don’t have a chance with women. If you want to repeal Roe, appoint judges who will limit access to contraception, cut funding for mammograms, wellness programs that pay for preventative care targeted to women’s health and more — you don’t have a chance with women. If you want a return to when victims of domestic abuse and survivors of rape and incest paid higher health care premiums because of the violence done to them and risked losing insurance if they developed any serious illness related to their abuse or survivorhood – you don’t stand a chance with women.