Skip to comments.'Binders,' cooking and equal pay: Did Romney undo gains with women voters?
Posted on 10/17/2012 11:21:43 PM PDT by Arthurio
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 alluding to helping women get home to cook dinner has landed the GOP presidential hopeful in verbal quicksand with some female voters.
He'll have to do some serious repair to regain traction, political experts say.
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Where t f does all these Abdullahs come from??
I hardly know her.
My wife and three daughters hate PC talk. They prefer a straight forward discussion and don’t mind a little heat in the discussions. Romney scored well in their eatimate.
Leave it to an Abdullah to preach to us about women's needs. LMFAO. Really. F U Abdullah.
Professional women do agonize about the loss of quality family time, and prepping dinner for the kids and tucking them in et al.
Romney is right on track with those comments.
He didn't just pander to women either. He explained that he didn't think it was the government's job to help make their contraceptive choices. Right on. And most women will feel the same way.
Looks like CNN doesn't want Fox's abandoned demographic after all.
Candy Boo Boo Child's henious performance, then this bulls*** made up manufactured 'gaffe'.
It seems we must get them cheaper by the gross.
Ok so lying for weeks about the causes of an attack on a US Embassy is not offensive. But meaning to say “binders of women’s resumes” but accidentally shortening it to “binders of women” is offensive....are people at CNN forbidden from using their brains?
Off-topic, but check out this ad. I think it’s one of the most powerful I’ve ever seen.
My guess is that women who get all huffy about “binders full of women” are the same women who get wound up about a big, bad, scary evil male opening up a door for them. (Ohhh! The horror!)
Honestly, I have considered myself a feminist since I knew what one was, only because I think women should be *allowed* to do whatever they wish, if they can, and because people who do the same job should get the same pay. End of discussion. (You have to remember that I come from a time when girls were not allowed to run the projector, but boys were ... for absolutely no stated reason. Except that boys could do it and girls weren’t allowed to. So you see I have some sensitivity of my own on this subject.) But women with families have some “special needs,” and if we’re going to be HONEST about this discussion instead of all PC about it, then that’s going to come up. I give Romney EXTRA stars for coming out and discussing it honestly.
Once again, proof that a columnist with an approaching deadline will write anything.
This is so desperate it’s pathetic.
When I worked for the Census, the big kahuna would bellow for a ‘folder of people’ when we needed more hires.
So effing what?
I knew what he meant and I was only 18 and newly fallen off the turnip truck.
Are these people too stupid to get the gist of a comment?
"We don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women ...," Obama told supporters.
So I guess Obama's not interested in middle aged and older women finding work?
Wow, CNN, that’s some serious spin!!
Imus this morning - Blonde On Blonde
He got so mad at Lis Wiehl about the binder comment that they had to bleep him:
Starts at 2:45
Hey, Abdullah. Your camel is so pissed at you for this stupid piece of writing that she said you can cook your own dinner tonight. Also, no humping at all.
4 dead americans at an embassy...not a story.
Binder full of women...scandal.
American media is bullshit.
I think women know what Romney meant.. This is 'Big Bird, the Sequel'. The Dems are grasping at straws.
That's reason enough in and of itself to never listen to a word a liberal says.
Let me guess. The female voters are Abdullah and her lesbian lover, while the political experts are her fellow hacks at CNN.
>> LOL, yet another manufactured ‘gaffe’.
Exactly. Anything estrogenic would have served for the propaganda.
I think I need to stay away from all political news for a week.
I have a bad feeling that the scumbags in the MSM are going to be successful in creating a “bounce” in the polls for the Kenyan over the next few days. They will once again gleefully declare the race over and it will be disgusting to watch.
They won’t be able to maintain it though. When I check back in next week, things should be much improved.
In the meantime, I am going to be working my tail off for Romney and my local Congressmen who faces a tough but very winnable race.
Put some ice on it, honey!
The Alinsky PC agenda doesn’t seem to be working anymore. It’s all so niggardly.
hogwash. cnn is seriously reaching on this one.
Seems like they’re reaching pretty hard if this is all they’ve got
I don’t believe a word of this.
Funny, ain’t it, how CNN doesn’t thing Obama made a gaffe by saying high gas prices are good and low gas prices are bad?
Screw you, CNN.
The next election cycle, Republicans ought to avoid these biased bastards.
everybody but assholes know what the binders are.....media trying to make something out of nothing
Well then, it must be true!
How ironic.. a muslim named “abdullah” counseling about relating to women.
Back to whatever diseased hellhole you came from, knuckledragger.
I’m offended that the media and the TWITS of this country are so focused on the way he said it, and not on what he said.
He set up a panel to find and recruit talented women for top-level jobs.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT?
Isn’t that what they’ve been bitchin about and begging for all these years?
“WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT?”
As a guy I can’t begin to explain it; at least Bush spoke out against affirmative action. Romney seems to be proud of his role in it.
I think he should be proud, and it doesn’t, in my book, amount to affirmative action.
Were you listening to his preparatory remarks? He said he looked at the lists of names brought to him when he was setting up his administration and they were ALL male.
So he said “Go out and find me some talented women”, presumably to get some balance.
Doesn’t sound to me like numbers or race or sexual preference or anything else was the criteria.
Affirmative action MUST be defined in such a way that a lower-qualified applicant gets preferences over another applicant based SOLELY on race or sex or whatever other criteria...
When the fall of our civilization is chronicled, it’s not going to be government... it’s not going to be the American work force...
It’s gonna be cell phones, Twitter, and Honey Boo Boo!!
(Don’t worry Laz, you’ll get a footnote!!)
If this is all they got we’re winning!
Halimah Abdullah? Isn’t that the guy who got arrested in NY City yesterday?
It was another patented Romney verbal blooper, but really if it alone changed any female voters minds then I question whether they would have really voted for him in the first place.
You know, if Romney would talk about the skyrocketing price of groceries instead of just the price of gas, he would score a home run. My wife does the grocery shopping and has sticker shock - every week portions get smaller and prices are higher.
When you are building your platform on Big Bird, Birth Control and Binders, I’d expect your presidential aspirations are pretty much down the drain.
I’m certain that Halimah Abdullah’s first concern in life is women’s rights. Not.
This is ironic. The left is attacking Romney for his story about how he had an affirmative action quota for women. Bill Clinton never needed a binder to find qualified women to use and then destroy: Gennifer Flowers, Kathryn Willey, Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Monica Lewinsky....
Men can’t talk to women when women are that stupid.