October 18, 2012

THE WAR ON WOMEN:

Demographic Dead End? Barack Obama's Single Nation (Joel Kotkin Oct 18, 2012, Daily Beast)

[E]ven as the president has slipped in the polls, the fast-growing Single Nation has stayed behind him. Unmarried women prefer Obama by nearly 20 points (56 to 39 percent), according to Gallup, while those who are married prefer Romney by a similarly large margin. 

Unmarried women (along with ethnic minorities, the poor and the workers in the public bureaucracy) are rapidly becoming a core constituency of the Democratic party, in a sense replacing the ethnic white working class.

And while single women have long been ignored (or at least not courted directly) by national politicians, Democrats are now taking direct aim--as in the Life of Julia campaign, where every milestone in her life is marked by the government benefit she'd receive under President Obama's hubby state. Democratic strategists such as Stanley Greenberg also urge targeting singles, particularly "single women," whom he calls "the largest progressive voting bloc in the country."

They aren't progressive, just dependent.  Sadly, the future of the Second Way depends on keeping them that way.

Posted by at October 18, 2012 5:33 AM
  

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