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NC swing voters are likely to be white men, What do women want in a presidential candidate?

GOP heaped praise on women, but will it win women’s vote? Palm Beach Post Yet, poll after poll this year indicates a gender gap between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Democratic President Mitt Obama on women’s issues and with women voters themselves. An ABC News/Washington Post Poll taken between Aug. 22 and …

What do women want in a presidential candidate? Denver Post For an idea of how important women’s votes are likely to be, consider this: In the 2008 presidential election, 53 percent of the overall votes came from women, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

GOP team reaches out to women, vets Greenville Daily Reflector With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out Wednesday to critical voting groups — veterans, Hispanics andwomen — while gleefully mocking the man he is out to …

NC swing voters are likely to be white men CBS News In North Carolina, in 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry won only one in four whitemale votes. Four years later, Obama improved to one in three white male votes. He became the first Democrat to carry North Carolina since Jimmy Carter …

Ann Romney urges women to elect a grown-up Washington Post (blog) In an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley, Romney continued her iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove appeal towomen that began with her Republican convention speech designed to humanize her sometimes-stiff husband and close the gender gap.

Mitt Romney hits campaign trail as wife Ann says ‘time for the grown-up to come’ Newsday She said women tell her: “It’s time for the grown-up to come, the man that’s going to take this very seriously and the future of our children very, very seriously,” Mrs. Romney said on CNN.

Norah O’Donnell Talks About the Real Story at the RNC–Women Glamour (blog) I heard many women on the convention floor after Rice’s speech, saying to each other, “She could be our next president!” But instead of being spoken about in definitives, it was still whispered with the undertone of, Is it possible–could it be?

MSNBC’s Touré Neblett Reacts to Ryan’s Speech: For Women and Minorities … NewsBusters (blog) Near the end of his Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention, vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan told his audience and the nation that “sometimes, even presidents need reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, not from ..

Gender gap: why Republican women have made it a mission to ‘overcome’ Alaska Dispatch “If we lose the independent women’s vote, we lose,” says Sonja Eddings Brown, founder of The Kitchen Cabinet, an effort to spur turnout by conservative women.

Will the Romney/Ryan Attempt to Attract Women and Moderates Be Hurt by GOP … Gather.com On Friday August 31, after a shortened convention, the reviews of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and the Republican Party as a whole began. Critics have accused Mr. Ryan of outright lying, while supporters have praised the convention for having a diverse set ..

Republicans vs. straw men Salon I’m a reporter covering women and politics and culture. But in a welcome freedom afforded by the Internet’s potential for full disclosure and genre complication, I’ve stopped pretending I don’t think that some policy ideas about women’s lives have more …

Can This Be What Women Want? The Weekly Standard (blog) If only he could have seen the “war on women.” This whopping deception​—​that Republicans are out to destroy women and everything they hold dear​—​looks increasingly like the Democrats’ entire battle plan heading into November.

Senate Candidate Assumes Women Must Be ‘Talking About Shoes’ ThinkProgress Senate Candidate Assumes Women Must Be ‘Talking About Shoes’. Tom Smith must not be banking on women’s votes to win his Senate bid.

In Battle for Women Voters GOP Deflects On Social Issues WFSU Both Republicans and Democrats are trying to position themselves as THE party for women voters. Democrats are blasting the Republican Party for socially conservative positions on issues such as abortion and birth control.

Grading Romney-Ryan’s convention outreach to female voters NBCNews.com Grading Romney-Ryan’s convention outreach to female voters. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., joins MSNBC’S Martin Bashir to analyze whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan did enough in their respective speeches to regain some of the ground lost to President…

Romney vs Obama Poll: 5 Reasons Mitt Romney RNC 2012 Speech Failed PolicyMic Appeal to Women: The RNC speech made apparent Romney’s attempt at winningwomen voters. Romney’s polling is significantly lower than Obama’s in this demographic, and Romney smartly used this speech to try to appeal to women

Women. It’s Complicated. Christian Broadcasting Network (blog) Will women decide who wins the White House? It’s a routine headline. Women tend to be the decision-makers when it comes to household economic decisions. They’re feeling the pinch in their purses and they’re paying attention. Women are also slightly more reliable voters than men. What does this all mean? Expect to see both President Obama and Mitt Romney pull out all of their smoothest moves to woo women.

HAGELIN: What women need to know about Romney Washington Times They’ve lobbed endless accusations of a Republican war on women, charges that myopically focus on birth control — as if women’s votes can be bought with free pills, patches and prescriptions. When Ann Romney took the stage at the Republican National…

Republican National Convention: Heart of whiteness Salon Specifically, the gender gap between the two parties has been growing and shows little sign of reversing for the GOP, which carries a majority of male voters in both presidential and congressional cycles, but struggles to attract female voters …

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Did Romney’s Nomination Speech Resonate With Women? Independent Women’s Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer on how Mitt Romney’s …

Progressive Women Respond Live to Ann Romney’s Speech at the … Public Speak Out on Women’s Issues with local artists and national political activists reacting to Ann Romney’s comments at …

Ann Romney takes aim at women voters necn.com Political Analysts Meredith Warren and Marjorie Arons-Barron weigh in on Tuesday night’s speech.

Convention speech passed, Ann Romney continues … Just hours after addressing the Republican National Convention herself Monday …

The battle over the Women vote – The Cycle Ann also tried to appeal to women voters, a demographic that has been fought over by both …

Hutchison: GOP needs to hone message to women … Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas about the Republican Party and women.

Bay area women react to Ann Romney’s speech … Women have the same issues as men do in this election: how to pay mortgages; feed the …

Convention seeks to repair GOP erosion with … “We’re not in territory where we can’t win … you can lose women by 7 to 8 points and win the …

How the women vote will affect the 2012 election … It’s been a main talking point for awhile now, and Rep. Todd Akin’s recent remarks have only …

Are you still interested election? Every Way Woman … 3 min Every Woman has something to say

Video: Birth Control, Unemployment, and Why … 8 min Video: Birth Control, Unemployment, and Why Women’s Issues Will Affect This Election …

Both Dems and Repubs court women voters  Strategists identify the women’s vote as a key element in the November elections.

Watch Decision 2012 Online – What Do Women … 3 min Women are some of the most sought after voters in this election, but one set of female voters …

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