Carol Platt Liebau
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Andrea Mitchell, predictably, has weighed in negatively on the Ryan pick: "This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women."

Well, speaking as a "suburban mom" and as a woman, she's wrong.  Again, she gives in to the cramped liberal Manhattan-Beltway axis thinking that confuses "pro-abortion" with "appealing to women."

No, the abortion lobby isn't happy.  In fact, Planned Parenthood is borderline hysterical.

But what Ms. Mitchell and others of her ilk don't understand is that moms are, by necessity, future-oriented and forward-thinking.  We care about whether our children will have to live in a society where unelected bureaucrats ultimately decide what health care they can have when they're old (the inevitable outcome for controlling costs of a government-centric system like ObamaCare).  We care about whether social security and Medicare will exist as solvent entities for our children.  And we REALLY care about whether our children are going, in effect, to have to work most of their lives just to subsidize the outsized, over-intrusive, deficit-crippled government structure President Obama has been trying to lock into place. 

Moms are tired of having to be afraid of what the future holds.  We want to be able to embrace the future, confident that we can offer our children the same kind of bright, opportunity-filled tomorrows that our parents offered us.  Romney-Ryan offers both assurance and reassurance -- that the ship of state can, in fact, be steered back on course, and they know how to do it.

Oh, and moms are also practical.  If America keeps on doing what it's been doing, it will keep on getting what it has been getting.  If we don't like what we've been getting -- high unemployment, hostility to productive people, sky-high deficits, a sclerotic economy, record numbers of Americans on welfare -- why would we keep the team that's been doing the things that create them?
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Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.