Is America Man Enough to Vote? Can Mitt Romney win back American women? No chance.

Is It All About The ‘Walmart Moms?’ Hot Air They voted Democratic in 2008, but decided to takes away the president’s credit card in 2010 and sided with Republicans. They make up 27% of all registered women voters and constitute 14% of the electorate. Needless to say, both camps are catering to …

Is America Man Enough to Vote? New York Times …In 2008, scientists from Duke University and the University of Michigan analyzed the biological effects of voting on more than 150 voters. On Election Day, more than 150 test subjects chewed sugar-free gum after they’d voted and again at regular intervals after learning the election results. When the scientists analyzed the testosterone in the saliva generated by all that gum chewing, they noted a dramatic pattern: men who had voted for the losing presidential candidate, John McCain, suffered a big drop in their testosterone after hearing of his defeat. Politicians mining the gender gap should pay close attention to the study. Women had no change in testosterone levels, regardless of whom they voted for.

Mitt Romney may have proven a smooth talker, but he hasn’t convinced this American woman. Photo: AFP

Can Mitt Romney win back American women? No chance Telegraph.co.uk As every pundit says, anything can happen in the remaining month before electionday. But unless Romney finds a way to no longer be himself, he hasn’t the faintest hope of winning back America’s women. And if he can’t do that, he might as well fly home …

Woman in new Romney ad a small business owner CNN (blog) She says she supports Romney this year after voting for Obama in 2008 because “being a woman, you think about your children and you think about their future. And what I want to think about is a future that has jobs. That our economy’s growing again.

The Candidates’ Wives Take the Campaign to the Newsstand New York Times As the candidates for president debate in the press over weighty topics like taxes and health care, their wives are waging their own campaigns in women’s and celebrity magazines to show voters their spouses’ softer sides. “Election time, they really …

Obama stresses women’s issues in Virginia USA TODAY Saying women did not get enough attention at this week’s debate, Obama told backers at George Mason University that many economic issues “have a direct impact on women, and as a consequence have a direct impact on families.”

Romney’s New Ad: Obama’s War On Women Power Line (blog) Romney’s New Ad: Obama’s War On Women. The Obama administration has been an equal opportunity disaster, but, given the Democrats’ shameless appeals to female voters, it is appropriate for the Romney campaign to single them out for attention, too.

Former Obama voter speaks to women in new Romney ad The Hill (blog) The 30-second spot comes as new polls show Romney making gains in swing states after his much-applauded debate performance on Wednesday night. But the former governor still lags behind Obama with women voters, polls have found. The new ad …

Romney Campaign Robocall: Black Woman Expresses Openness To The … Huffington Post The Romney campaign has launched a robocall campaign in, at least, Virginia, featuring a disaffected Obama supporter who says she will give the Massachusetts Republican a chance in this election. The call, which was flagged by Shaun Dakin, CEO and founder of StopPoliticalCalls.org, features a woman named Marketa explaining her disappointments after voting for the president in 2008.

Obama hits Romney on women’s issues in Virginia Washington Post In his speech, the president lit into Romney on women’s health issues, an area where the Obama campaign believes it has gained a significant advantage. Polls show the president with a healthy lead among women voters nationally, an edge that has helped …

Why Are Women’s Issues Missing from the Debates? About – News & Issues At the close of Wednesday night’s presidential debate it was obvious that something was missing. In this first debate centered on domestic issues, there was barely any mention of women’s issues — an inexplicable oversight considering that Romney’s…

Mitt Romney shifts tone to try to win over women Boston Globe Related. Despite conflicts, labor unions back President Obama. The fight for the women’s vote escalated in the days after the debate, with Obama using a Friday rally to attack Romney as extreme on an array of social and economic issues concerning women.

Pennsylvania’s women voters could help dictate political issues Lebanon Daily News At a recent meeting a colleague of ours presented us with a challenge and posed the following questions. Imagine if every woman of voting age participated in this upcoming Presidential election. How would that determine the outcome of the election and …

Obama Lead Over Romney Similar to 2008 Margin Over McCain Businessweek In the NBC/Journal poll of swing states — those with a history of voting for either major party candidate — Romney gained in Florida and Virginia among likely female voters. In Florida, Obama led among women, 48 percent to 45 percent, down from a 12 …

More women running for office, but gender gap still large Cape Breton Post Breaking the glass ceiling into the world of municipal politics has been a long struggle for many advocating a greater role for women in the public sphere, but this month’s municipal election could see a few more chips of glass break away.

Women across nation, South Jersey making record strides on campaign trail this … The Bridgeton News – NJ.com While 1992 might have been called Congress’ “Year of the Woman,” 2012 has brought what Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics considers a “surge” in women vying for congressional seats.

Obama’s popularity with female voters means Romney has uphill battle for Iowa DesMoinesRegister.com Mitt Romney is playing catch-up in Iowa because women here tend to prefer President Barack Obama. Obama holds double-digit leads with female likely voters on a range of issues — everything but reducing the deficit and fixing the economy. Women who …

What women want: A look at Iowa voters DesMoinesRegister.com Male likely voters are evenly split on which candidate they think is a strong leader and which would do the best job determining the future of health care. On several other issues, men prefer Obama, but their support is lukewarm at best.

Massachusetts Senate Race Gives New Meaning To Gender Politics NPR (blog) Despite its liberal reputation, the home of Jack Kennedy and Tip O’Neill has never elected a woman as governor or senator. And in Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown’s tight re-election race with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, gender could prove …

Debate: The Invisible Women The Nation. (blog) The economic and social well-being of women is integral to that of the country, and highlighting this and forcing Romney to defend his regressive policies on everything from choice to the economic fairness for women is not only good political strategy ..

Pundit mom bloggers weigh in the women’s vote CNN

Female voters in Colorado speak out | Fox News Video Can Romney close the gap among voting bloc? … Female voters in Colorado speak out …

Winning Female Voters, Election 2012 – FORA.tv Winning the female vote. With Kellyanne Conway, Margaret Hoover, Melissa Harris-Perry, and …

Watch Decision 2012: Women Vote Driving Obama … hulu.com 4 min Watch Decision 2012: Women Vote Driving Obama’s Lead in Battleground States free online.

Do women know what is at stake this election … youtube.com 9 min This is a side project I’m doing leading up to the election. On my first day of interviewing, 5/8 …

PRX » Piece » The Supremes, The Election, and the … prx.org Will the new Supreme Court Term be part of the Republican War on Women? Series host …

Please Don’t Forget White Women, Obama The Root He should have brought up the secretly recorded “47 percent” videotape with Romney writing off nearly half of the American voting public. He should have brought up Romney’s tax returns. And he should have brought up Bain Capital. Obama didn’t.

Presenting the Clear Choice for Women Huffington Post Because the Obama administration and congressional Democrats have much to be proud of, while the Romney/Ryan ticket has a lot to answer for, when it comes to issues that matter to women and their families and that motivate women to vote.

Women Not Voting? Now That’s Scary Jezebel Women Not Voting? Now That’s Scary Women’s enduring disdain for Mitt Romney has been one of the defining memes of the 2012 election cycle. He’s stilted, weird, off putting, and condescending, and his policies regarding women are the political …

POLITICAL EMPIRE: Is GOP “missing the boat” with women? Press-Enterprise “You would think that I would argue with you about the conservative movement being clueless with talking to women, but I cannot argue with you because I agree with you,” she said. “I think that we are missing the boat.” Bono Mack also dished on her own …

Mitt Romney’s Big Bird Problem: Kids Can’t Vote, But Moms Can Huffington Post Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have some ground to make up before November if he hopes to gain more support among female voters, a majority of whom have consistently shunned him in the polls.

For Woman in Senate Race, Uphill Fight for Female Votes New York Times And on the eve of their first debate Sunday, one of four this month, their entirely different approaches to courting women voters are at the heart of an election that has become a window onto the ways gender issues, explicitly and implicitly, can play out.

Analysis of President Obama’s Plan- Women’s Issues allvoices Women outnumber men in the population of the United States 157 million to 151.8 million. This puts a strong emphasis on the importance of issues women face. These issues include health care, medical issues and equal pay. President Obama has taken a …

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