Obama Is the Only Candidate for Mothers & Children

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obama woman & babyBarack Obama is the only candidate who fiercely supports mothers and children. His passion is palpable because he is the father of daughters. He was raised by a single mother and grandmother so the vital role of women and mothers is cemented in his DNA. President Obama clearly values women and the roles they choose for themselves. His mindset is current, and his policies will not take us back to the 1950s. Mitt Romney’s positions on women, however, reek of the The Handmaid’s Tale.

When I think of women and children, my thoughts go first to the most vulnerable among us. I believe that we are all lifted as a community when we give others to opportunity to rise. Too often our leaders place judgement and blame. This is appalling behavior when it comes to children, who have no say on their lot in life. President Obama clearly sees that breaking cycles of poverty requires an investment in early childhood development, education at all levels, affordable and accessible health care, and job creation. He sees value in all Americans, while Mitt Romney sees value in a select few.

More importantly, Barack Obama supports fair pay. Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was his first bill signed into law just days after taking the oath of office. At best, Romney waivers on his position on fair pay. His running mate, Paul Ryan, voted against this piece of legislation.

Most importantly, if Mitt Romney were in the Oval Office he would strip women of reproductive and contraceptive rights that our mothers before us fought for. He’s taking us backwards to a time when women were second class citizens. He has reiterated that he would repeal Roe v Wade and push for even more stringent laws that violate women and their rights. It’s a frightening time for American women. I believe that financial issues ebb and flow and tend to work themselves out. Social issues are more difficult to change, especially when it comes to laws and amendments upheld by supreme court justices that the next president will appoint. Honestly, I can think of nothing on Mitt Romney’s platform that makes him a candidate to support mothers and children. It continues to baffle me that women or those people raising daughter would vote for this man.

I can’t help but wonder if Romney would be less of a misogynist if he were the father of girls. 


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

2012 election, barack obama, women's issues


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bills... billsfan1104

Lily Ledbetter act didnt guarantee fair pay. It only increased the time someone can sue their employer. And why does Obama pay the women less in his administration than men?

Romney cannot strip womens rights away, at all. Stop with the scare tactics. This is why more women are not in power. Because certain women are hysterical, including you.

Go ahead and vote for Obama. Because I am not. I do not think he is good for women.

Oh BTW, he wasnt raised by his mom, his grandmother mostly raised him and he threw her under the bus calling her racist, clutching her purse tightly to her chest when a black man walks by her.

Texas... TexasGirl512

If you're voting for Obama because you think your rights are in jeopardy then you're going to be stuck with another four years of high unemployment and a growing debt. At least Romney has experience in running a business, something Obama has no clue how to do. My #1 concern (especially as a mother) is to elect a candidate who won't stick my child (an his grandchildren) with enourmous debt.

shesl... shesliketx

Romney has experience as a businessman yes. The last business man we had in office was Bush. Romney has made his fortune by buying up smaller companies, FIRING employees, and then OUTSOURCING those jobs. That is not job creation. The man can't even keep his facts straight for an hour, what on earth is wrong with y'all?

nonmember avatar Judy

Why does having draughts instead of sons make one support women more than men? In today's world ( and please look forward, not in days past) men are equally responsible for care and financially support of children.

No president is going to strip women of their reproductive and contraceptive rights. Women will always be allowed to get pregnant and will always be allowed to use contraceptives.

Even girls raised by middle class parents of good moral standing find themselves unmarried, pregnant, and uneducated...by poor choices.

If we want poor girls (the group of society you are alluding to) to be more than welfare recipients living off food stamps, free rent, and TANIF, then we need to make it whole lot more interesting and inviting to have a future with a skill, interest, education than it is to use babies as a way to make it on their own.

This is not an issue of who raises males or females, an attitude reeking of communist China, it is an issue of finding a working solution to get these women off the dole and proud to be an independent lady.

Caera Caera

So Obama is the only choice for assholes who think their sex lives are more important than anything else, and for their little parrots.

Got it. Thanks for clearing that up.

nonmember avatar Sally

You are seriously neglecting the fact that Obama was raised also by a step father and from age 10 on by a grandmother AND grandfather.

You are muddying the facts which kills the credibility of this whole article.

Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

I completely agree with the writer of this article president Obama has my vote. I'm not a stupid stuck up Republican. I don't get how a woman can be Republican or vote for Romney...do you have no back bone. There will be debt no matter who the president is! We are a selfish country who want immediate results. We fucked our economy up our selves. Pointing fingers will get us no where. I do know though that the unemployment rate is down. And Romney has already stated that the poor and middle class are worthless to him and that he thinks everyone who isn't a white millionare is lazy. Romney Ryan plans to take away unions which will most likely end up in job loss or lower income for middle lower class families like my own.I work in nursing and am in a union as his my husband. Being non union would be a huge hit on our life. The big companies would win. And the richer will get richer. Oh and Obama has done more for military families than Romney ever has. Boom!

Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

Shesliketx I was gonna say the same thing...lies lies lies.

Erin Kull

who do you think military people are voting for?? it's not Obama, Miss Tendrelov. Oh and I guess the people are the ones who told the banks what to do? Nope Obama gave banks in NY ultimate power by making them untouchable with the Dodd-Frank Act...siting the banks were too big to fail. How about you stop watching CNN and actually read the news? Do you care about our ambassadors getting killed overseas while Obama watches from his little tv set? No one is taking away the right to abortion or contraceptives...that is just a liberal ploy to get little lemmings off of the bigger topics at hand.

Zamaria Zamaria

Obama is for children????? What universe do you live in? Do you not know that he voted three times against the Illinois born alive protection act? This means that babies who were intended to be aborted, but survive and are born alive and breathing on their own are left to die. Litterally. They are given no food. Nothing. Just laid out or sometimes held by nurses until they die. There is a big difference between that and abortion. And Obama supports this practice. So how is he a good candidate for children? If a mother who gave birth on her own left her baby to die she would be charged with infanticide. This is no different. How can you support a man who supports this? As for my contraceptive rights, I have them. It's called not having unprotected sex. In most cases, abortions are performed because the mother decides she isn't ready for a baby. Not because of rape or health reasons most of the time. If a person isn't ready to be a parent, they aren't ready to have sex. This is the most ignorant article I've read on this subject. Research the people you support. Look at their voting records. Then figure out what those laws that they voted for or against actually say.

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