It’s an amazing thing how many politicians forget—or choose to forget—that most voters are women.
I know that sounds a bit bizarre to the reactionaries of the country—people who live in the 1950s—where contraception is still a hot issue, where women are always at home with the kids and Papa Bear is downtown at work, Leave it to Beaver is cool, and Father Knows Best means just that.
“Bring on the binders,” we can hear Mitt buzzing from the inner office. “Binders filled with women!”
Whole binders of them! Women we’ve never met. Strange people from this other planet that Mitt Romney apparently never visited.
But, in reality, it’s not that funny. Romney would make abortion effectively a criminal act. If you believe the platform he’s running on, the running mate he’s chosen, the words he’s spoken about outlawing abortion, the judges he wants to put on the Supreme Court, you know what’s cookin’ here—and it’s not Daddy coming home early to make supper.
Any woman or man who votes for this guy better read the fine print. Mr. Job Creator isn’t just the guy who’s coming over to give you a job. He’s coming over to boss you around, just like he did to Jim Lehrer and tried to do to Candy Crowley. He’s the big shot who wants to tell you what birth control coverage you get at work and what you do with your body. He’s got plans for you and you owe it yourself to know them—know them cold.