Just last week, a “Women For Mitt” bus tour motored from Miami to Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton, trying to create a credible storyline about how Republican challenger Romney is more deserving of women’s votes in the 2012 presidential election than his opponent, President Barack Obama.
The thing of it is, the “Women For Mitt” tour consisted of:
- Sharon Day, Co-chair, Republican National Committee
- Kerry Healey, Romney’s MA lieutenant governor
- Ellen Herzfelder, , Romney’s MA Environmental Affairs Secretary
- Sharon Kingman, Romney’s 2002 Olympics Communications Director
- Sandy Adams, Orlando GOP congresswoman
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami GOP congresswoman (Miami event only)
That was it.
Two of them, Republican members of Congress who have voted against equal pay for equal work performed by American women; against a woman’s right to contraception and family planning counseling; against funding of women’s preventive health care services.
The rest, former employees or subordinate staff members.
These women, whose objectivity and “street creds” with actual working poor and middle class women you can calculate for yourselves; they had things like this to say during their three bus stop visits with small, carefully screened gatherings of other “Women For Mitt”:
From the GOP’s #2 official, Sharon Day:
“The true war on women has been brought against all women all across America by this president, Barack Obama. The real issues that are important to women are the same things that are important to men: And that’s jobs. That’s the economy. That’s a roof over our heads. That’s a great education for our children, the best possible out there.”
Things that make you go “Hmm…”.
And then there are the actual Everyday Floridian women, the working, out-of-work, child-raising, homemaking and retired women; struggling mothers and worrisome grandmothers who have taken note of all that has changed for the better since January 20th, 2009.
These are the women who don’t get to go on press junkets in air-conditioned campaign buses. These are the women who care so deeply about this election that they take the time to take their simple message to the streets:
Women Will Remember In November.
So check out the short video above. Consider sharing it. Because these are the women who don’t have the luxury of being shuttled from one photo-op and media microphone to the next. This is their chance to be heard by large numbers of people. Take just three minutes or so to isten to what they have to say. Then, let the chips fall where they may.