New Jersey’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.
The power to preserve and expand reproductive rights is inextricably tied the right to vote. But what is power if your ability to leverage it is stripped away?
Yes, we’ve heard over and over again about the Republican women running for office because of the O’Donnell gaffes and Angle embarrassments. But what do the numbers say?
Women are smart. They know best the challenges they face in their own lives economically and otherwise. To present them with and expect them to vote for a female candidate just because she is…female…is to suggest that women are lemmings.