Binder-Gate! Did Romney Lose His Gains with Women? Romney ad courts female vote, Presidential Candidates Woo Women, Obama and Romney (heart) women.

Women in Swing States Have Gender-Specific Priorities Gallup.com The vast majority of male voters in the swing states see economic and financial issues such as jobs, the economy, and the federal budget deficit as the most pressing matters for men. While all of these issues affect men, none are highly specific to men …

HuffPost Politics ‏@HuffPostPol Women’s group says Romney’s debate claim not true: “He didn’t go out looking for these binders.” http://huff.to/WnTBhU

Mitt Romney’s claim to have promoted women in government while governor of Massachusetts did not fact-check out. Photograph: Amy Sussman

‘Binders full of women’ reconsider voting for Mitt Romney The Guardian Mitt Romney’s real success in the first presidential debate was to not emerge from the wings wearing horns and carrying a pitchfork, demanding that all the women in the audience submit immediately to transvaginal ultrasounds and relieving them of 23 …

Romney’s ‘Binders’ Comment Threatens Pitch to Women Businessweek Romney “fulfilled his promise” to the group before his election to increase women’s representation in his administration’s senior ranks, Healey said. Embellished or not, Romney’s phrasing of his claim may have complicated his efforts to humanize …

‘Binders full of women’: What’s happening with the gender gap? latimes.com So by now, Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment from Tuesday night’s presidential debate has long passed into meme territory. It’s been branded the new “Big Bird.” Inevitably, some are questioning the accuracy of the remark. In response to a question about women making 72% of each dollar earned by a man, President Obama talked about signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, described his search for qualified women for his cabinet.

Romney and the binding of women (Opinion) Baltimore Sun Henceforth, let it be remembered as the “binders full of women” moment, when Mr. Romney — whose recent resurgence in the polls has been linked not only to his strong performance in the first debate but to improved standing among women voters …

Latest Presidential Polls: Why Romney Binders Full of Women Gaffe Could Hurt … PolicyMic Another debate means that everyone jumps to the polls right after so as to see what the effect is, if any. A Gallup poll conservatives are keen to bring up, probably to Barack Obama’s post-debate victory lap, shows Mitt Romney leading by a four point

Binder-Gate! Did Romney Lose His Gains with Women? The Fiscal Times Mitt Romney’s remarkable surge in the polls following his first debate against Barack Obama was all the more remarkable by the group largely responsible for driving it: women. But as with an offhanded reference to Big Bird in the first debate, Romney’s ..

Mitt Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ Washington Post (blog) And women’s issues, which were absent in the first debate on Oct. 3, were front and center Tuesday night as the first woman in 20 years – CNN’s Candy Crowley – moderated the town hall forum. Romney said the phrase while answering a question that first …

Romney plays a binder on gender politics Irish Times IT WAS the moment women’s issues finally took centre stage in a presidential debate, though perhaps not in the way Mitt Romney would have wanted. Within minutes of the Republican presidential candidate uttering the line about “binders full of women” in …

‘Binders,’ cooking and equal pay: Did Romney undo gains with women voters? CNN Washington (CNN) — Before Tuesday night’s debate, polls showed Mitt Romney had gained ground with women voters. But his comments about using “whole binders full of women” as a hiring aid while governor, whiffing on an equal pay law question, and …

No joke: Women’s issues become key to the presidential election The Seattle Times Recent surveys by the Pew Research Center and USA Today/Gallup had Obama and Romney tied among women, which would be a historic shift away from a gender gap that has helped Democratic candidates win elections. The Obama campaign pushed …

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On women, taxes, Hispanics, Romney primary message shifts as Election Day … Washington Post On immigration, taxes and women’s issues, Mitt Romney is abandoning his “severely conservative” talk of the Republican primary season and moving sharply to the political center as he looks to sway on-the-fence voters in the campaign’s final three weeks.

A Supercut of Women’s Issues at Last Night’s Debate New York Magazine At the second presidential debate last night, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama turned the lady-vote pandering up a notch. Between the two of them, they touched on a year’s worth of Atlantic cover story topics in womanhood — the rise of female breadwinners

Obama and Romney push for women votes Boston Herald CHESAPEAKE, Va. — President Barack Obama today ridiculed challenger Mitt Romney’s debate description of receiving “binders full of women,” while the GOP nominee said the incumbent’s policies have failed female voters. The two bounded out of their …

New Romney ad courts female vote CBS News Taking square aim at President Obama’s already-diminished margin among female voters, the Romney campaign released a new ad on Wednesday stressing the GOP candidate’s moderation on questions of abortion and contraception. The ad features a …

Presidential Candidates Woo Women Following Combative Debate San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) — The day after a combative debate, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney rekindled their arguments half a nation apart while making direct appeals for the votes of women. “This president has failed America’s …

Obama and Romney (heart) women. Who (hearts) them more? Los Angeles Times In the debate, Obama again reached for the economic appeal for women when he declared that equal pay was “not just a women’s issue, this is a family issue, this is a middle-class issue,” thereby rounding all the bases on the Democrats’ pitch to female …

Candidates Zero In on Women Voters Wall Street Journal Women voters have become surprisingly up for grabs in the final weeks of the campaign, with some polls suggesting Mr. Romney has narrowed Mr. Obama’s advantage among them. That has helped push the GOP nominee to the lead in a number of surveys.

Obama’s pitch to women puts Romney on defense Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With polls suggesting women voters were shifting their support to Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama made an aggressive pitch to them on Tuesday that yielded awkward moments for the Republican and a favorite new catch …

Beware Women: The Campaigns Are Coming for Your Votes The Atlantic Wire But not just any woman or even all women. The portrait of the available woman voter is actually pretty depressing: polls say undecided voters are more likely to be women and less likely to know stuff about politics. The key to winning this group isn’t …

“We Fixed That”: What Politicians Say to Women New Yorker (blog) The Romney campaign’s new ad targeted to women voters, released during last night’s debate, begins with footage from an Obama ad targeted to women voters. Like a great many ads this season—from both campaigns—it’s an ad about an ad. In it, a woman …

Presidential Debate Fight For ‘Binders Of Women’ Voters: Countdown Day 20 Huffington Post HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — If you’re an undecided or still “persuadable” female voter in a swing state, last night’s debate was all about — and for — you. Everyone else was more or less a bystander. Here is the math you need to know. The last Republican to …

Women’s vote is now the prize Philadelphia Inquirer Although the candidates have courted female voters all year, they are renewing their attention to the demographic as polls show the race tightening, and as some surveys indicate that Obama’s once-sizable advantage among women has slipped. Romney …

Post-debate, candidates court women’s vote Washington Times Trying to regain a clear lead among female voters, President Obama and Democrats said Wednesday that Mitt Romney’s second debate performance showed the Republican presidential nominee will not stand up for women’s rights and mocked him for …

Romney, Obama woo women after debate CBS News Coming off a second presidential debate that featured a mini-debate on women’s issues, all four major candidates argued today on the campaign trail that their party will provide better leadership on the issues women are most concerned about. Republican …

A Banner Year for Women? Winning Is About More Than Numbers Huffington Post We heard the phrase parroted this year, when a record number of women filed nomination papers to run for Congress. Then the term shifted to encompass the so-called women’s issues currently used as political chips: women’s healthcare, access to it, who …

Going after the women’s vote? Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both turn up to … Daily Mail Michelle Obama and Ann Romney both stepped out in the same searing hot pink hue at the second presidential debate last night. The First Lady wore a tailored dress with matching cropped jacket by Michael Kors, while Mrs Romney wore a shift with capped sleeves in exactly the same Pepto Bismol-like shade. The wives of the presidential candidates took their seats as their husbands appeared on stage at Hofstra University in New York.

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Working-family issues surface in Romney-Obama debate MarketWatch In truth, workplace flexibility isn’t a “women’s issue.” Rather, the idea of such flexibility implies that workers — both women and men — can adapt their work schedule to life events so that it’s possible to, say, drop their kids off at school or …

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