A new CafeMom survey shows that 87 percent of moms plan to vote in the November election. Do you know what this means?
WE COULD SWING THIS THING.
According to our survey, a clear majority of moms agree that the outcome of this election will affect their families' lives, and they want a say in what happens. And this is just one of the fascinating findings that emerged from our 30-question poll.
Read more about what Democrat and Republican moms had to say about the candidates, the state of the nation, and the debates -- after the jump!
Imagine driving past a house each day and seeing gigantic signs for Mitt Romney AND Barack Obama plastered across the fence.
That's the reality for one suburban Nashville family: One spouse is a diehard Democrat, the other is a staunch Republican. We spent an afternoon with them recently -- you've got to see the hilarious and thought-provoking results for yourself. Check out our Moms Matter video after the jump -- then tell us in the comments if YOU live in a house divided! Could you?
The general consensus -- among moms and debate viewers in general -- is that Mitt Romney “won” Wednesday night’s presidential debate.
But he made a major misstep with some moms when he referred to his plan to cut funding to PBS if elected. I spoke with Robin Meade about this issue and more yesterday morning on HLN's "Morning Express."
Did someone say 'middle class'?Online, on television, and in the newspapers, there's been so much bickering about the upcoming election, it's enough to drive a girl (and her friends) to drink!
That's why we've created a special CafeMom Presidential Debate Drinking Game! While we take the candidates and the election very seriously here at CafeMom, we like to have a little fun now and then, too.
Ever wonder what would happen if Republican political blogger Jenny Erikson and Democratic political blogger Nadia Jones were in the same room together?
Well I have. And I pretty much got my wish today, moderating an election discussion with both ladies for our first-ever Moms Matter 2012 Google Hangout! As you'd expect, these ladies definitely did not see eye to eye! Check out the video after the jump.
It's no secret that Mitt Romney has had trouble connecting with voters, both Republican and otherwise. Perhaps that's why his "47-percent" remark has gotten so much attention. Just when Romney seemed to be convincing at least some voters that he can relate to average Americans, these comments seemed to put him right back where he began.
Was this simply a verbal misstep on Mitt's part? Were his remarks taken out of context? Or were they a sign of what we could expect from Romney as president? We're getting our political bloggers' takes on the subject this week, and asking them to address the following questions:
As a mom, how do you feel about Romney's 47% remark? How does this reflect on his attitude toward working moms, mothers in poverty, single moms, and stay-at-home moms? Do you feel that Romney as president would have moms' interests in mind?
The conventions officially launched the election season for millions of Americans, so we decided to ask our political bloggers this week which convention was best and why. And while I can already guess each of our bloggers' answers, I'm sure their posts will lead to plenty of interesting (and hopefully civil) discussion.
In the meantime, though, which convention was your favorite? Let us know in the comments of this post!
We often think of military moms as Republicans -- but Democratic military moms were at the DNC this week, hoping to get the attention of legislators, and they've got issues at the top of their list that non-military moms may not have thought twice about.
See what those issues are in our video report after the jump.
As CafeMom's election correspondent, Lindsay Ferrier is immersed in campaign coverage. Read what happens off the camera in "Behind the Vote," as Lindsay travels the country talking to the candidates and to moms like you.