That’s what we were told in school. Especially when we paid too much attention to the cute girls in our class instead of our studies. The same went for after school, when we gathered around them instead of going home and doing our homework. C’est la vie, we all got through it and eventually wound up getting married. Although it appears that a majority of perfectly good and well-meaning American husbands have a tendency to still be attracted by pretty ladies. It would not be prudent for me to comment on the woman’s side of this.
If you have been listening lately to President Barak Obama,
you’ve heard him telling American women that the Republicans don’t care about them. Allegations of “a war on women” by GOP candidates, especially front-runner Mitt Romney, have popped up among the Democrats. The accusation was also dropped on both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. But not with the vociferousness of what Romney has been getting because, after all, he is the perceived winner of the GOP nomination to oppose Obama this fall.
The Obama tactic appears to have had an effect…sort of. Polls seem to show Obama easily outstripping Romney among women, although Romney is planning a big comeback in his effort to win back the hearts of our women.
One of the most attractive women in American politics is our very own governor, Nikki Haley. Although much has been written and broadcast about her over the past couple of weeks--including apparently false allegations she was about to face IRS charges--a much more interesting story about her appeared on the Bill O’Reilly show on Fox the other night. When talk show guru Laura Ingraham was sitting in for Bill.
I assume that everybody knows that Haley is a conservative Republican and has a tendency to use razor sharp language when she wants to let us know she doesn’t like one thing or another. Well, she used a bit of it right at the beginning of Ingraham’s interview in answer to a question about Obama’s seeming popularity among the nation’s women.
“Well, I mean how many times can we say the word ‘distraction’?” That’s what President Obama is doing. He doesn’t want us talking about his record. He doesn’t want us talking about how he has raised more debt in three years than President Bush has in eight,” said Haley. “This is a President that is trying to create distractions. There is no war on women. Women are doing well,” she said.
Haley said the helter-skelter nature of the GOP primary campaign, with all the different candidates, probably kept Romney from focusing on such things as women’s issues, but she said that will likely change very rapidly. “I think he’s got the best golden bullet in the world, which is Ann Romney.” Haley said she thought the Romney’s would soon be campaigning hard without the distractions of other candidates. “I think when he does that with his wife, who is a cancer survivor, an MS survivor, and a strong mother and supporter of her husband, I think all of that will change.”
Haley was also asked what she thought about criticism of the August National Golf Club for not asking the female chairman of IBM, a Master’s Tournament sponsor, to become a member of the all-male club. She called that another distraction and Ingraham added, “I think Mitt Romney has bigger, bigger fish to fry than the rules of a private club. “He’s going to continue to distract. We have to stay on the message of jobs, the economy and his record,” said Haley.