Mitt Romney was a good candidate, whereas Barack Obama’s campaign was “mean,” “vindictive,” “contemptuous,” and “superficial.” Take, for example, that emphasis Obama placed on totally “irrelevant” issues such as abortion:
Mitt Romney wasn’t a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves. Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama. And he did a pretty good job.
Obama on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn’t give his supporters any reason to feel good about themselves. Instead, he used class warfare to stir them to hatred of their countrymen.
Yet Obama won. And Romney lost.
Yet, Obama won. Yet. Yet. YET.
Go figure, right?
ALTERNATE REALITY swamp, dead ahead!
It’s not “yet,” it’s “because.” Obama won BECAUSE he understands that abortion is a vital health issue for women, and he takes women’s health issues seriously. Republicans don’t. That’s WHY they lost (well, one of the reasons why).
Caroline, let me explain something to you. It’s irrelevant that you believe abortion is an irrelevancy and the Republican war on women fictitious. You may think (obviously, you do) that abortion is a political “irrelevancy” and that the Republican war on women is fictitious. Most women in this country do not agree. That’s why 55% of female voters pulled the lever or pressed the button for Barack Obama. That’s why every single female Democratic incumbent in the U.S. Senate was reelected. That’s why five Republican women lost their first-time bids for election to the U.S. Senate, and it’s why four Democratic women won theirs.
But by all means, Caroline, you go right on believing that abortion is an “irrelevancy” and the Republican war on women is “fictitious.” You go right on supporting and talking up Republican candidates who think so, too. By all means, please, stay in that alternate reality you’ve constructed for yourself. That will work real well for me, for Democrats, liberals, progressives. and women’s health advocates all over this country.