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Why Women Matter This Election

Blair31 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 10:30 AM
Which women, Jackie? Married women or single women? Married women vote overwhelmingly Republican. Single women vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Why? Married women don't want handouts. Single women want to live the Life of Julia. Married women want to live the Life of Riley.
In politics, where there are more men than women in elected positions, it's easy to get the impression that men matter most. You see them on TV, see their pictures in the paper, hear them pontificating on the issues on TV and radio.

So it may surprise you to learn that women matter more than might be evident. Why? They outvote men.

In 2008, 66 percent of women voted versus 62 percent of men. Women voted for Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain by 56 percent to 43 percent, while men were almost evenly split between the...