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Prince Charming he ain't. (DonkeyHotey)
There's a lot to unpack in this story about the War on Women in the Washington Post. But let's start with this:
Neil Newhouse, who is the lead pollster for Romney’s campaign, said the candidate’s problems with women probably represent collateral damage from the arguments that women have been hearing about contraception and other social issues, rather than any reflection on Romney’s positions. [...]

Asked about the latest polling on Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor said, “My wife has the occasion, as you know, to campaign on her own and also with me, and she reports to me regularly that the issue women care about most is the economy.”

So Romney's problems with women have nothing to do with the fact that he supports the policies on birth control and "other social issues" that Republicans are pushing. (For a pretty comprehensive list of all that, check out cc's diary.) The ladies are just oversensitive. We hear things about birth control and get all scared and irrational and start thinking maybe all Republicans hate us. We'll get over that by November.

Of course, Romney's poor showing with women might just also have something to do with the fact that he's outsourced caring about women to his wife. "Here, let me hand you off to Ann so you ladies can chat about soccer practice while me and the boys solve world problems."

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 08:34 AM PDT.

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