Skip to comments.GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?
Posted on 07/25/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance.
What the next crop of top-tier GOP contenders may not feature, however, is a woman.
The Republicans taking discernible steps to build the foundations required for White House runs are all men. And for a party trying to close the gender gap, the prospect of an all-male lineup may pose a significant public perception problem.
After the 2012 race saw President Obama defeat Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin among women, one way in which national Republicans have been aiming to do better has been by promoting some of their female rising stars.
Two governors, in particular -- New Mexicos Susana Martinez and South Carolinas Nikki Haley -- are frequently mentioned as vice-presidential material. Additionally, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers -- who delivered the Republican response to the presidents 2014 State of the Union address -- have also been singled out as solid national prospects.
But none of these women has begun to build the kind of fundraising network and political operation required to mount a serious bid for the Oval Office.
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Beat you by seven seconds! LOL
Draft Palin, problem solved.
They are in the kitchen were they belong
Sarah P is still waiting in the wings.
They saw what happened to Palin and Bachmann.
Mainly because of the commie ‘RATS’ War Against Women. If a woman isn’t leaning against a lamppost on the ‘RAT plantation, the commie ‘RATS rip them and their family apart. ie: Sarah Palin and her family.
Unless the Republicans get of their rears and close all of their primaries nothing will change.
And the opposition’s picks are Clinton and Lieawatha?
No thanks. Those aren’t “real” women
So the rats will hall Hillary and that means everyone will think the Republican Party is a “men only affair”. By that logic, not having a black candidate in 2012 made the Republican Party look like an “all white affair”.
Ridiculous logic. Someone will do something first, always happens. The rats were the first to have a female VP nominee I think, Geraldine Ferraro or whatever her name was. She was a disaster.
RE: Beat you by seven seconds! LOL
Well, after you. I’m willing to have the moderator pull this thread and let yours have the precedence. :)
Or visa versa. I’m not a thread hog.
What happened to palin was a travesty of NON SUPPORT, bachmann merely self destructed.
Ayotte? Really? McCains go to girl? She is really a terrible idea. Not that it matters.
Could it have anything to do with the vicious onslaught of pure hatred that a female Republican and her family and children will inevitably face from the entire liberal media universe?
Because their in the kitchen doing their job?
Seriously, is there some quota we have achieve.
If ladies wanna run they will.
Why should we care?
A candidate based on gender? Affirmative action? No thanks