Once again, it’s all about the women’s vote. Just like every presidential election!
It’s sexist to think of women as vacillating and indecisive, as emotional and lacking information, and favoring style over substance.
And yet apparently it’s almost “science” to say such things about women voters, at least in presidential elections.
I’m sick of every election being about the last-minute impulses of Soccer Moms and Security Moms and Swing Moms.
Sick of it, and resigned to it.
But I can still dream: Let’s have new voter groups–what about the Haters vote? Are people who hate life breaking for Romney or Obama?
And how is that Awkward vote shaping up?
Did you know that Obama won the first debate among Shy voters?
Of course, you know what would happen–even if we did have these new improved voter categories, presidential elections would still come down to the last-minute vacillations of the Hater Moms, the Awkward Moms, and the Shy Moms:
“He came across as rude, and therefore I’m gonna vote for guns over butter this year.”
Some things will never change, including the things most subject to change.
Alan Brech 2012