Skip to comments.As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters (Guess who they mean?)
Posted on 06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded. With the brassy, blow-dried bombasts of the GOP moving to the sidelines, there's no elected heir apparent to inherit the mantle and carry the conservative crusade forward on the national stage.
What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections?
It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses.
"They and their style gives short shrift to other women in the GOP," said Sara Taylor Fagen, a longtime Republican strategist who worked on Mitt Romney's first presidential campaign. "And so the risk for the party is when they become the only face. It does have the possibility of alienating groups of women, and that is a challenge."
That's not to say Palin and Bachmann don't have their defenders. The Susan B. Anthony List works to elect anti-abortion women candidates, and the group's president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, argues that both women were trailblazers and role models for anti-abortion, stay-at-home moms who might not otherwise believe they were capable of running for office.
She says Palin and Bachmann have been unfairly ostracized and ridiculed -- not just by Democrats, but by Republicans, too.
"They both became very isolated in elite circles, in Republican circles," Dannenfelser said. "They've gotten immense grassroots support, but then what they experience among the elite in D.C., and board rooms in New York -- they're reviled."(continued)
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I’ll be surprised if this is the last we see of Michelle Bachmann. I think she’s going to go Palin on us. I think the commie libs really messed up again. JMO.
Wow. “Brassy”? That’s liberal code for “uppitty conservative woman”.
NBC news says it about conservative Republicans? Oh, it MUST be true!!!
Did Dems field a woman candidate to woo women voters? No.
Palin and Bachmann are “brassy, blow-dried bombasts,” but Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton are ... what again?
Ping to Sarah's List if you can stomach this.
NBC News! Ha! These people have the intellect of a Carpenter Ant!
I wonder how long before they figure out that Bachmann will still be there for another 18 months or so.
And I thought this was going to be about Phylis Schlafly.
Or: “Now that we (hopefully) have run Palin out of the political scene, have we killed the GOP’s chances to show that they are in reality for women?”
NBC Politics is washed up LOL..how long has Sarah Palin been irrelevant, I think its been what, 5 years now..damn..I wish I was irrelevant too!! Yeah she is so irrelevant they have to write about her every single day and follow her around and report on every word that she says or tweets..yeah, I think most in Washington DC wish they were that irrelevant
Yeah, “brassy” women don’t sit there with their mouths shut, now do they?
Since nobody watches NBC, why should anyone pay any attention to what they have to say? I mean, really? Who cares?
Kasie, you ignorant, jealous, and catty slut.
If Sarah and Michelle are fading from prominence, why are the media obsessed in writing about them? I smell FEAR.
I saw an article today where the moron's headline said that even with Bachmann gone, the GOP is still crazy. I don't think the boy gets out much. He's obviously clueless about what is going on.
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