Today’s show had plenty of highlights. Perhaps tops among them was Melissa’s open letter to Washington Post George Will, whose October 1 column posited that President Obama’s good fortune in the polls to this point was due less to white guilt over giving up on America’s first black president. I have another take on this of my own which I may offer later, but I doubt I’ll do better than the response Melissa offered today.
She offered another explanation, other than melanin, for the President’s poll advantage:
It could it be that Democrats have effectively linked Romney with candidates, elected officials, and policies that represent the extreme anti-reproductive rights initiatives in the Republican party. That big gender gap could be because of transvaginal [Virginia Governor Bob] McDonnell, “legitimate rape” [Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate Todd] Akin, and no-pills [former presidential candidate Rick] Santorum.
Could be, right? Check out the entire segment below; those who are unable to play the video can find a transcript after the jump.