Obama ad rips Romney on women’s issues

This latest salvo against Mitt Romney is a classic example of the role that video plays in campaign ads these days.

Videos like this one, which runs more than three minutes, generally are not used in paid advertising on TV. Rather, they achieve their objective through widespread circulation on the Internet.

Welcome to 21st century political campaigning.





  1. expdoc

    Maybe this is why the Democrats are pursuing this tactic.


    Because all of these numbers represent a serious degradation of Barack Obama’s 2008 numbers among women. Exit polls indicated that Obama beat McCain 56/43 among women generally; 70/29 among unmarried women; and McCain only beat Obama 50/47 among married women. Hopefully this chart will help clarify matters:

    Category BO MR Diff BO JM Diff Shift
    Women 49 43 6 56 43 13 -7
    Unmarried 62 34 28 70 29 41 -13
    Married 42 49 -7 47 50 -3 -4
    As you can see, Mitt Romney (MR) is currently doing much better in 2012 than John McCain (JM) did in 20o8 against Barack Obama (BO); or, more accurately, Barack Obama is doing much worse. I note this because it does not seem to be indicative of any sort of ‘unity bounce’ on Romney’s part; the Republican candidate seems to be more or less holding his own. But President Obama is in free fall. Now, of course it should be noted that this is one poll, and it may not be a representative poll, and that it is certainly not any sort of predictor of what the polls will look like in November. But there is still a technical term to describe a candidate who is suffering from significant erosion in his support from a key demographic, to the extent that Barack Obama is currently suffering among female voters.

    That technical term is ‘losing.’

  2. doc: Only the pinheads at RedState could make an argument that Obama’s six-point lead among women in a recent poll shows that he is “losing” in that “key demographic.”

    And only an Obamaphobe like you could believe that nonsense.

    I’m willing to bet you actual coin of the realm that Obama’s margin over Romney among women in the November election will be greater than it was over McCain four years ago.

  3. expdoc

    Ah yes, give a liberal a fact and they will call you a name.

    No wonder the word has such a negative connotation when applied to the left in this country.

  4. doc: So you still think it’s “a fact” that Obama’s six-point lead among women means he’s “losing” in that “key demographic.”

    I’m sure the folks at RedState think of you as one of their own.

  5. expdoc

    I think it is a fact that he that the poll quoted in the RedState link (which I found with a google search) shows he has lost ground with women as compared to how he fared against McCain.

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