When it comes to the “war on women,” Republicans really need to find other public figures to address the issue.
And Herman Cain, addressing gender issues on Fox News this morning, appears to be the worst of them all.
Cain was addressing the gender gap in the latest national polling, with a narrow majority of men supporting Mitt Romney and a strong majority of women backing President Obama.
Reflecting on this, the failed presidential candidate said, “I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.”
Hmm. First, the argument here is that women would agree with men, if only women weren’t, in Cain’s mind, ignorant. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that’s probably not helpful.
Second, Cain is also willing to dismiss women voters in general as “other people,” as if men are the voters who really count.
It almost makes the caterpillar talk appear insightful and respectful by comparison.