You know, I remember a cartoon Ken Catalino did back in 2008. Panel one, a group of dejected women holding up signs that say “Women for Hilary.” Panel two, the same group, now elated and holding up signs that say “Women for Palin.”
Catalino was so naive as to believe that Hilary Clinton’s supporters would shift their support to the next female candidate instead of basing their vote on, you know, issues.
And then McCain/Palin lost. Fancy that.
And here Romney doesn’t even have a woman as a running mate (at the moment). People like Varvel and Gorrell think female voters are going to suddenly turn out en masse for the Republican candidate (a male) just because someone on the Democratic side (a female) said something presumably offensive about stay-at-home moms (which she immediately retracted).
How delusional are these people? Even if this story had legs (again, my prediction is that this will be forgotten before the weekend is over), how is Romney specifically or the Republicans in general supposed to clean up from one poor choice of words? How is that one quote supposed to undo everything Republicans have done to attack and marginalize women up until now?