"Gender gap" favors W?

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"Gender gap" favors W?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:55 pm

Perfervid hand-wringing from the LA Times, no less.

<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/20 ... 04"><b>Why Bush Looks Good to Women</b></a>
Freud, on his deathbed, asked, "What do women want?" The improbable answer, it now seems, may be George W. Bush.

According to pollsters, the gender gap that usually helps Democrats is shrinking. The reason may be as simple as Bush himself: Post-9/11 pollsters say women prefer certitude and clarity to nuance and verbosity, staying alive to after-school programs. Democrats wail at the loss of their usual edge with women, at the irony of the National Guard slacker beating the Silver Star warrior on the issue of strength. But bluster and repetition have apparently prevailed, especially when John Kerry has said both so much and so little. Hard to read, Kerry has let Bush and his evil genius, Karl Rove — the architect of his political life — fill in the blanks. ...
Not quite accurate about Freud. It's something he went around saying, not a deathbed quote.

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My reaction to this story? I suppose in some sense, I'm like one of these women. But all in all, it's BS. But it's instructive BS considering the source.
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Post by Quester_X » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:26 pm

Freud, on his deathbed, asked, "What do women want?" The improbable answer, it now seems, may be George W. Bush.
Hell no, we don't! I don't, at least.
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:47 pm

Quester_X wrote:
Freud, on his deathbed, asked, "What do women want?" The improbable answer, it now seems, may be George W. Bush.
Hell no, we don't! I don't, at least.
I think it was obvious you don't speak for all the women a while ago.

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Post by Luke T. » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:58 pm

From the link:
Tonight, Kerry has a chance to press his case with women, notoriously late deciders with a long attention span and good impulse control.
Only a woman could have written that. :D
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Re: "Gender gap" favors W?

Post by specious_reasons » Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:03 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
My reaction to this story? I suppose in some sense, I'm like one of these women. But all in all, it's BS. But it's instructive BS considering the source.
Pretty much B.S. I love it when pundits who have been inside the beltway for too long like to tell us what we think. Yet another Cokie Roberts. *yawn*

BTW, Carlson was more biased towards Bush than Gore in the 2000 election, I doubt she's really wringing her hands much over Bush's apparent lead.
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Post by Quester_X » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:20 pm

I think it was obvious you don't speak for all the women a while ago.
I can't tell if you mean that as a compliment or an insult. So until then:
Thank/Fuck you! :wink:
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:22 pm

Quester_X wrote:
I think it was obvious you don't speak for all the women a while ago.
I can't tell if you mean that as a compliment or an insult. So until then:
Thank/Fuck you! :wink:
I won't say as that'll take the fun out of it :twisted:

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Post by Quester_X » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:29 pm

Fun? Republicans can have fun? I thought it was against your regulations, or something!
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:33 pm

Quester_X wrote:Fun? Republicans can have fun? I thought it was against your regulations, or something!
Good thing I'm not one then.

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Post by Quester_X » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:38 pm

Wait, what are you again? And I mean that in all possible terms. :P
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Post by Grammatron » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:41 pm

Quester_X wrote:Wait, what are you again? And I mean that in all possible terms. :P
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Post by Quester_X » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:51 pm

I. M. Weasel?
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Post by Cloverlief » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:45 pm

Quester_X wrote:
Freud, on his deathbed, asked, "What do women want?" The improbable answer, it now seems, may be George W. Bush.
Hell no, we don't! I don't, at least.
I'm with Quester on this one!
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Post by Cloverlief » Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:47 pm

Quester_X wrote:I. M. Weasel?
I'm with Quester on this one also. :P
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