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US: What conservative women want: Support from their men, Unfriendly to women? Not my GOP, GOP Doesn’t ‘Get’ Women

Republican National Convention 2012: ‘Women aren’t idiots, they care about … National Post Big TV screens blare Fox News Channel over white leather couches, rose and carnation bouquets and a Grey Goose vodka bar, offering perhaps the most obvious hint that this makeshift lounge is a strategic conservative effort to woo female voters.

Unfriendly to women? Not my GOP CNN Much of the recent debate has focused on a narrow slice of what constitutes women’s issues and how gender should direct women’s views. But this is overly simplistic. Women make up half of the most diverse country in the world.

Republican National Convention 2012: ‘Women aren’t idiots, they care about … National Post Big TV screens blare Fox News Channel over white leather couches, rose and carnation bouquets and a Grey Goose vodka bar, offering perhaps the most obvious hint that this makeshift lounge is a strategic conservative effort to woo female voters.

Unfriendly to women? Not my GOP CNN Much of the recent debate has focused on a narrow slice of what constitutes women’s issues and how gender should direct women’s views. But this is overly simplistic. Women make up half of the most diverse country in the world.

What conservative women want: Support from their men Washington Examiner  An all-star lineup of conservative women assembled Sunday at the RNC to discuss treatment of women in the media and swap war stories. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Dana Loesch provided plenty of fire (“It’s a badge of honor to be attacked by …

Wolf Blitzer Asks If GOP ‘Problem’ With Women Is Over Competely Pro-Life … NewsBusters (blog) Wolf Blitzer pressed Florida’s GOP attorney general on Monday about the party platform’s opposition to abortion in all cases, asking her if it was the “problem” Republicans had with women. “Is that the problem that he has – that Romney, and Republicans for that matter, have with women?” Blitzer asked after reading the section of the GOP platform supporting a human life amendment to the Constitution.

What women’s issues? Salon What, exactly, women’s issues are is still a point of contention here at the RNC. The Obama campaign, in seeking to widen its advantage with female voters, has been pretty clear on what they are: women’s preventative care, including birth control .

In a time of war and unemployment, candidates tussle over women’s rights – and … The Republic While suburban women are always a sought-after demographic in presidential campaigns — 10 million more women than men voted in 2008 — both sides agree that this campaign has been marked by an unusual intensity of debate over women’s issues

GOP Doesn’t ‘Get’ Women Newser Susan Collins to Herbert Hoover’s great-granddaughter, leading conservative women are stumped by the GOP’s recent record on women’s issues, writes one of their leading voices. Instead of treating women as equals, top Republican men see them as …

Conway: Republicans don’t have to cede women’s votes Newsday That gender gap in U.S. politics is as old as the two parties themselves. But that generalization insults both genders and lets politicians off the hook. Rather than wait for the young to get old and the single to get married to gain new supporters …

Opinion: Why the Republican Party is losing the battle for women voters The Hill This will be the message at every step because the Republicans need to close the Grand Canyon-sized gender gap that exists between them and Democrats among female voters.

Black, Mormon and female, Utah Republican embodies new hope Reuters Rock star. Novelty. Myth-buster. Surprise. That’s how some pundits describe Mia Love, a Republican congressional nominee in Utah who is upending stereotypes about the state and its predominant faith. A rising star and mayor of a small Utah city, she will have a brief prime-time speaking role on Tuesday at the Republican convention.

President Obama’s Problems with Women American Thinker While President Clinton had one kind of problem with women, President Obama has another — a problem the Democrats are trying to hide by going on offense and creating a faux “War on Women.” Much of the GOP convention is designed to counter the …

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