Mitt Romney's 'Dear Daughter' Ad Assumes Moms Are Really Stupid (VIDEO)

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Mitt RomneyOh Mitt Romney. Could you possibly be as clueless as you seem? Your new political ad aimed at women that soft focuses on a precious baby and says, "Dear daughter," and then proceeds to tell me my kids' futures are ruined because of Barack Obama are almost as condescending and sickening as they are off-base. How does this man sleep at night?

For five minutes, let's pretend we live in a world where Romney's assertions are true. In that case, most women are smart enough to figure that out on our own. We don't need Romney soft focusing on a baby long enough that our ovaries tingle before we decide who to vote for. We done got brains, Mitt. We don't think with our reproductive organs. Shocking, isn't it?

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 This ad makes me nauseated. Below is the text:

Dear Daughter, Welcome to America. Your share of Obama debt is over $50,000, and it grows every day. Obama’s policies are making it harder on women. The poverty rate for women? The highest in 17 years. More women are unemployed under President Obama. More than five and a half million women can’t find work. That’s what Obama’s policies have done for women.

At best it's pandering. At worst it's demeaning, factually inaccurate, and full of the pompous assumption that women vote with their vaginas. Of course, this is nothing new. 

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Candidates are always trying to appeal to us as "moms" as if it's the only role that defines us. They are kissing our babies or trotting their wives out as "spokespeople" (though Romney is quoted as saying he didn't want to use Ann too much so people don't "get tired of her." Oy). I would say that GOOD moms actually look at history and at the candidates. They vote on issues, not who waves a baby in front of their face.

Memo to candidates: My uterus isn't a direct link to my brain. They are separate organs and I would just as soon have you stay the hell out of at least one of them (hint: the one that is lower). The idea that a cute baby or a candidate who kisses our baby would swing our vote is really insulting. Most women I know are smarter than that and Romney's pandering only makes us more determined not to elect a man who thinks this way about women.

Do you find the "Dear Daughter" ad offensive?


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cagelovr cagelovr

I feel many people are just frightened by the truth and dont' want to think about what has happened. Truth is we need to hear the facts and Romney has these facts some dont' want to hear. We are in debt and will pay for Obamas mistakes and since we are so in debt, so will our children. Even tuition of college has gone up. My cousin has seen it first hand. Lets not mention the gas prices. Taking from the rich and giving to the poor is a bad idea too. Why should they work so hard for their money just to give it to the lazy that dont' want to work? The world has gotten lazy and feel they should get things for free like others owe it to them. Thats not the case. Welfare is a big problem too.

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

What does your vagina have to do with the unemployment rate??? The dems shout war on women playing to us as if we are nothing more than a uterus who only care about contraception and abortions. But Romney talking about unemployment and debt - THAT is somehow degrading and offensive to you??? I think you may want to rethink that...........

amazz... amazzonia

Another reason to vote for Obama, more women will be able to stay at home with their babies instead going to work lol

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Amazzonia - lol ah yes! To be a Julia and live on the plantation of dependence...........what a life!

Zamaria Zamaria

No, I didn't find it offensive. I think being offended by it is a little bit drama queen-ish. It was kind of...blah. I'm not a huge fan of Mitt. But I think he will be better than Obama. It would take a LOT to keep me from voting against Obama. I would actually probably be more likely to not vote at all than to vote for Obama. I don't really see how you think that the ad implies that women think with their ovaries. I think maybe you just don't like Mitt Romney, or that you just really like Obama and do you are looking for reasons to be offended by Mitt's campaign.

jen1130 jen1130

I was thinking that Obama had a similar add....I think it was a stick person/girl or cartoon or something like that.

People need to be informed about what's to come....if we leave it up to only one sided info then I wonder who's side we would hear....liberal medi I am guessing. Or the so called unbiased reporters,there are very few of those around.


I don't find this ad offensive at all. Most of you do think with your reproductive organs. Or so it seems! If you didn't, you wouldn't always be bringing it up.

Procr... Procrastamom

Has Romney Robot given any details of how he plans to fix the debt yet? You know besides his Trust Me plan or his even more popular 'I'll tell you after you vote for me, because if I told you now, you wouldn't vote for me' plan. You know what? On election day you still won't know what his plans are and he'll never have to tell you, because not enough people will vote for him.

Judy Miller

I am glad to see that most people agree with me that u seem bitter and defensive. Just as there is nothing wrong with women who choose their careers to focus on, there is nothing wrong with being satisfied with being wives and mothers. I thought we had gotten past a woman's right to choose one or both of the options. NO ONE thinks with their reproductive system, Sasha, but as a whole person I want to educate myself on the facts that concern me as a WOMAN. Why do u seem so threatened by being one?

the4m... the4mutts

Seeing as how its been proven that women, mothers & wives in particular, make most of the financial decisions in a household, Romney's add is pretty well crafted.

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