The gender gap for the next election is daunting for Mitt Romney as President Obama leads the likely GOP nominee among women in major polls. With simply more women voters, can he overcome it between now and November?No. No, he can't.
Women do not monolithically think with their uteri, in other words; the assumption of which may well be a male projection, so to speak. And though the cumulative effect of these discussions may have swayed some women to stick with the president, to focus only on so-called women’s issues is perhaps to miss the more compelling point and, therefore, in Romney’s case, to miss what needs fixing.Behind the numbers:
It is entirely possible that women simply aren’t that into Mitt. He’s just not their kind of guy. Health care, taxes, budgets, debt ceilings, capacity utilization, Chinese currency: so important. But at the end of the day — does he have “it”?
His wife says he does, but then she knows the unzipped Mitt. The question for American women is, Do they really want to go there?
Mitt Romney’s grip on the Republican nomination tightened last night, with convincing victories in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Romney’s win in Wisconsin can be chalked up to strong performances across some of his most reliable voting groups, including electability and upper-income voters. Here are a few other interesting results from the exit polls.Did you ever expect "interesting" and "Romney" to appear in the same paragraph?
With all the lawn signs and ads on the airwaves, it's obvious an election is taking place in Wisconsin -- just not for the Republican presidential candidates.Maureen Dowd:
While the presidential primary being held Tuesday is a comparatively low-key affair, the raucous campaign to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker is dominating the state's political landscape.
How dare President Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that?Why, indeed, should he?
Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances?
Nah. And why should he?
President Obama’s fruitless three-year search for compromise with the Republicans ended in a thunderclap of a speech on Tuesday, as he denounced the party and its presidential candidates for cruelty and extremism. He accused his opponents of imposing on the country a “radical vision” that “is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity.”Stephen Stromberg:
It is — and here an “of course” is well-deserved — hard to watch Etch-a-Sketch Romney and not think about his long record of pandering to those Jacobins in terms much more disconcerting than those he used Tuesday. There those clips in which Romney insists that he is “severely conservative,” those in which he positions himself right of Rick Perry on immigration, those in which he claims to be enthused about the radical restructuring of the federal government that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) calls a budget, or those in which he obfuscates on climate change. Even the more vigorous shaking of the Etch-a-Sketch that we are bound to see from Romney won’t prevent Obama from replaying all of that film over and over again between now and November.Mitt Romney: weak tea.
This primary has been just awful for the presumptive GOP nominee.