Note to Republican strategists: You're not going to win American women's hearts by painting your candidate as a perpetual child. In the year 2012 most women expect their husband to be their equal, not another baby they have to clean up after and discipline.
Too bad for Mitt Romney that someone over there in Camp GOP thought it might be a good idea to have his wife Ann Romney do an ad in which she talks about their family and calls Mitt her "sixth son." (As one Twitter user wise-cracked, one kid for every house they own! Ha!) That's because he was always getting his boys going with pranks -- you know, when he was home, that is. And this is somehow supposed to be proof that the Romneys aren't involved in the GOP war on women ... Really?!
Here's the ad ...
It's hilarious how the Republicans love to rely on diversions and twisted logic to get their points across. How in the world this ad addresses the war the far-right has waged on women's reproductive health is beyond me. There's nothing in here that should set a woman's mind at ease about government getting involved in her parental planning. No, it's just Ann making Mitt look more Peter Griffin than Mr. Burns. And I guess that makes her Lois, forever cleaning up her hubby's messes. So, huh ... maybe it's Ann we should be voting for come November??
Because, let's face it, the ad does not inspire confidence in Mitt. It only serves to make him look like an immature buffoon, unable to assume the role of an evolved, responsible parent, while his wife acts as the sole adult and disciplinarian in the family. But wait -- awww, isn't it cute how she enjoyed it? She even wishes she could go back and do it all over again!
Pfft! Maybe if the year was 1951. The only women who could be wooed by this are those who don't take issue with the antiquated idea that we should all be perfectly happy barefoot and perpetually pregnant in the kitchen. In other words, the ones who don't believe there's a war on women anyway. Looks like Mitt's not going to score himself some new lady votes with this one. Better luck next time!
For you, does this ad inspire confidence in Mitt Romney's ability to lead or his trust in women?
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