Campaigns fight for women's vote

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2012 - 4:37 AM

The female vote has emerged as a crucial battleground in a presidential race that could be decided by several hundred thousand independent women in November

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drfranktSep. 24, 12 9:26 PM

The thinking woman has already made her choice, and it ain't Obama. If you care about your family and your future, you don't want to be in the wefare line. You want to be in the "paycheck" line and Obama has proven that his policies don't provide the "paycheck" line!

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garbacct1Sep. 25, 1212:13 AM

Drfrankt - thinking women like myself have paid attention to the over 1,000 anti-woman pieces of legislation Republicans have tried (and sometimes succeeded) to pass in the past couple of years. We which party has made it a priority to determine which is "legitimate" rape and trying to block access to women's healthcare and trying to roll back equal pay.

Oh, yes, you can be assured that thinking women have made their choice already, and it ain't the hypocritical "small government" Republicans who don't seem concerned with keeping government out of OUR lives.

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crystalbaySep. 25, 12 2:46 AM

Women make up 63% of the general election votes. Presently, Obama has over 55% of the women's vote - 22 points ahead of Romney. I care deeply about my daughter, granddaughters, sisters, and friends which is why I wouldn't consider voting for anyone other than Obama. Being dragged back into the 19th century is not an option, and that is precisely what the angry white male politicians are attempting to do. The GOP couldn't have designed a more onerous and unacceptable approach to half of the population than they have.

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guessagainSep. 25, 12 6:31 AM

Many women who have always voted GOP are re-thinking their party commitment. As Romney holds positions against choice, availability of contraceptives, and women's freedom to make medical and personal decisions without government interference, he is losing women's votes from his own party as well as independents. Thinking women of all party affiliations are solidly behind Obama.

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tacotonySep. 25, 12 7:52 AM

That someone would trade control of her body for a paycheck doesn't seem to be the right direction for women to be heading.

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union601Sep. 25, 12 8:30 AM

The gratuitous and incessant pandering to women from Obama-Biden & Co. has turned me off completely. Because I happen to be male, it's quite clear that Obama cares not one whit about my vote. Consequently, he won't get it.

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eman2001Sep. 25, 12 8:41 AM

Obama's over the top pandering to women might be just enough to get this man to hold his nose and vote for the other guy.

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billybillySep. 25, 12 8:44 AM

I am a 67 year old male, and I couldn't envision voting for a party that has such little regard for a woman's rights. You go girls!!

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arielbenderSep. 25, 12 8:52 AM

drfranktSep. 24, 12 9:26 PM The thinking woman has already made her choice, and it ain't Obama._____________LOL..really? Well I work with some of the most intelligent businesswomen around, and not one of them views Romney as anything more than a bad joke.

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alaskanredSep. 25, 12 9:07 AM

"If you care about your family and your future, you don't want to be in the wefare line. You want to be in the "paycheck" line and Obama has proven that his policies don't provide the "paycheck" line!" ************ There isn't such a thing as a "paycheck" line. Explain the magical Romney plan that will result in a "paycheck" line. In Romney land 47% of the people prefer to be in the "welfare" line. So let me guess the only solution is to eliminate welfare and just suppose that people will find a skill set and work that will support their household. The problem is that there are people who honestly can't find work and if you will step out the talking point brainwashing you would admit that is why welfare was created in the first place. Even Romney's parents were on welfare at one point.

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