Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The gender switch

If you've been reading the mainstream media columnists, especially the female ones, this week, you would gain the impression that women are "insulted" by John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin, won't be swayed by it, and feel pandered to.

Yes, that's true of some women. But female and male pundits alike make a mistake when they assume all women think like beltway liberal female newspaper columnists, such as Sally Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Maureen Dowd. Clearly, women who write newspaper columns in this country are not representative of all women. Maybe daily newspapers should present a broader representation of women's views on their pages, so they won't be so out of touch with what's really going on.
"White women have moved from 50-42 percent in Obama's favor before the conventions to 53-41 percent for McCain now, a 20-point shift,'' ABC reports today.
(Source- Chicago Tribune)

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