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President Obama, the ladies’ man
Know - The UTA Newspaper ^ | May 1, 2012 | Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

He’s tall and handsome. It doesn’t hurt that he croons rhythm and blues and can shake it up on the dance floor. President Barack Obama is the ultimate ladies’ man, but not because of his swagger or looks. His popularity among women boils down to politics.

Part of his appeal to women is simply inherited. For decades women have preferred Democratic candidates. The other part of his female magnetism comes from his aggressively courting women this past year by highlighting women’s policy issues.

Women are predisposed toward Democratic candidates. In the 2008 presidential election women preferred Obama by 7 percent over John McCain. This preference by the part of women voters in 2008 was only part of a larger trend known as the gender gap.

Since 1980 there has been a significant difference between the percentage of women and men voting for a presidential candidates, with larger proportions of women preferring the Democratic candidate. Perhaps not surprisingly, the largest gender gap in history occurred in 1996 with President Bill Clinton capturing 11 percent more of the female vote.

While Obama knows he’s got the gender gap on his side, he’s not relying on this alone going into the 2012 general election. Over the last six months the president together with his party’s congressional delegation has sought out policy positions that center on women and more specifically that highlight differences between Republicans and Democrats on such issues. The Democrats have done a good job racking up the policy points and painting the GOP as not very attractive.

In early February the Susan G. Komen Foundation stated it would cut off funding of preventive breast-cancer screening services to Planned Parenthood. This proposal unleashed a maelstrom of criticism that eventually led the Komen Foundation to reverse its decision. Pro-choice advocates together with the larger Democratic Party chalked up a big public relations win. Anti-abortion groups and the Republican Party were framed as callous for disregarding the preventive health needs of women, especially low-income women, who use Planned Parenthood services for breast cancer screenings.

Soon after the dust settled from the Komen Foundation controversy, the Obama administration brought women back into the spotlight announcing mandatory birth control coverage. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation Poll the majority of Americans supported the mandate, and not surprisingly the higher level of support came from those most directly affected by the policy proposal, women. More important, two-thirds of Independent women, those women whose vote is the holy grail of any candidate, support the mandate.

Not a month had passed when women were back in the mix of political controversy. In late April the Democratic-led Senate passed a re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act that provides funding for social and health programs to curb violence and help victims. Further measures were added to broaden the protections of the act prompting the Republican-led House of Representatives to signal their lack of support for the re-authorization. While House Republicans state they are working on their own alternative version of the bill, the lack of outright support for a bill that seeks to protect women from violence is not the best move in courting female voters.

This summer Democrats will continue to court women, this time through a reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act. This act would allow employees to address wage discrimination through the disclosure of salary information. The act passed the House in 2009, however stalled in the Senate. This summer, Senate Democrats have indicated their intentions to revive the bill. While the bill does not have a good chance of getting past the Republican-led House, it provides an excellent opportunity for the Democrats to further court women.

The presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is neck in neck with Obama in the polls. However, among women, he continues to lag behind the president. Republican presidential contenders are short on women from the get-go. However, in 2012, the GOP is at a particular disadvantage as a result of the vigorous policy offensive line the Democrats are taking with the female electorate. The fact that Mitt Romney doesn’t have the smooth voice of Obama also doesn’t help the case for the GOP’s presidential candidate.

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Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is a Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a visiting scholar in the Department of Government and director of communications for Latino Decisions.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012election; abortion; democrats; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; romney
Are women really this easily bought off?
1 posted on 05/01/2012 3:02:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You forgot the barf alert.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 3:04:20 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The fact that Mitt Romney doesn’t have the smooth voice of Obama also doesn’t help the case for the GOP’s presidential candidate."

Oh, yeah...."a smooth voice"....sweet talkin' the ladies to get their vote...there's smart women, and dumb women....the dummies vote for the "smooth voice"

3 posted on 05/01/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: goodnesswins

PLUS...some of us women think he sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard X 100!!!


4 posted on 05/01/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whatcha' smokin' Willis Victoria?
5 posted on 05/01/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: goodnesswins

http://drvmds.com/about/ About the “doctor”


6 posted on 05/01/2012 3:07:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: goodnesswins

Good thing she’s not a lawyer....take a look at HER take on Arizona’s SB1070


7 posted on 05/01/2012 3:09:41 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In today’s world, absolutely. For the majority of women under 40, it’s all about “reproductive rights” — their code word for promiscuity. Anything that interferes with it, they’re against. Anything that supports it, they’re for. Hence, Obama has them in the palm of his hand.


8 posted on 05/01/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by CaribCarter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He’s tall and handsome. It doesn’t hurt that he croons rhythm and blues and can shake it up on the dance floor. President Barack Obama is the ultimate ladies’ man

Reminds me of a Billy Dee Williams Colt 45 commercial. I think I'm gonna be sick.

9 posted on 05/01/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

Dan Savage loves him too.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 3:12:14 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The only things missing from this article are “like literally,” “like, OMG,” “amazing” and the always impressive “ya know what I mean?”
11 posted on 05/01/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I AM ONLY GOING TO SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME.

My Fearlessly Ineligible Maximum Lader is not, NOT I say, gay. This here article proves it. The guy is a Babe Magnet!

Michelle is consumed with jealousy over his roving eye. Why it wouldn't surprise me at all if the National Enquirer breaks the story of Obama, a young mistress ... and gasp ... a baby!

What a STUD! Gay? No way Hosay!

12 posted on 05/01/2012 3:12:30 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Women are predisposed toward Democratic candidates.

The same women are predisposed toward Communism...

13 posted on 05/01/2012 3:14:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CaribCarter

I’ve never been so happy to be abnormal. :P


14 posted on 05/01/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by Cailleach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...but can she iron a shirt?


15 posted on 05/01/2012 3:16:07 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CaribCarter

I was going to say something tacky about “promiscuity” and the “palm of his hand” - but I thought better of it.......


16 posted on 05/01/2012 3:17:05 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I almost threw up in my mouth. These idiots are freaking psycho.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 3:23:06 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many women love “The Gays”...they are safe and fun to go shopping with....watch just about any TV drama or comedy show and it portrays some gay guy as the BFF of a leading woman character - it’s always in the script.

Barry could easily be an actor playing the BFF character - it’s what he is.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 3:27:11 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s repulsive, GAG


19 posted on 05/01/2012 3:28:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

If women are this stupid...


20 posted on 05/01/2012 3:40:25 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Tall and handsome? He is skinny, feminine and looks like a lizard. I cannot stand his looks, his voice, his mannerisms or his mom jeans. No Fo Mo!


21 posted on 05/01/2012 3:42:11 PM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Repeal the Nineteenth Amendment!


22 posted on 05/01/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by Argus
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To: ruesrose

What a funny article, talk about emperors new clothes. The press thinks if they just say these two are attractive over and over, someone will become convinced.

Both of them are odd-looking at best. L’il barry looks like the bushman in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy and mooch...
well, i’ll self censor.

Its weird actually, because any tall,thin biracial guys i’ve met are almost always pretty darn good looking.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

obama=barf alert


24 posted on 05/01/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT by ohiobushman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Ernest_at_the_Beach
If the obamination is such a "lady killer", where are all the gushing reports from former girlfriends back in his lost and undocumented days. We all know how former presidents and their former girlfriends, if they had any before marriage, were thoroughly reported on. We also know the kneepad wearing press would love to report that "Sheila", et al, said the obamination was such an attentive gentlemen and very inventive in bed, making sure she was always satisfied.

But what have we heard of those non-girlfriends from the lost days? ZILCH, NADA AND A VERY SUSPICIOUS NOTHING.

25 posted on 05/01/2012 4:02:48 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROFLOL

A smokin homosexual Muslim? I don’t think so.


26 posted on 05/01/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He looks like he smells bad.

(I don’t think women would find cooties from Man’s Country all that ....um....attractive.)


27 posted on 05/01/2012 4:06:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sounds like she’s describing Leon the Lover .


28 posted on 05/01/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh please.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 4:19:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a Rump Ranger,Pillow biter,Pole smoker. If woman are this dumb we are lost as a nation.


30 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:01 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: goodnesswins

Where’s the “like” button when you need it!


31 posted on 05/01/2012 4:30:04 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s such a ladies man, how did he end up with moochelle instead of Halle Berry?


32 posted on 05/01/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO! We are not.


33 posted on 05/01/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by bgill
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To: crazydad

May I add, knob gobbler and pecker puffer??


34 posted on 05/01/2012 5:01:50 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This “Doctor” must be both very horney and lonely to want Obama the way she does (subliminally, but we can read between the lines, babe, even without a PhD).

I wonder if she also has a BS degree?


35 posted on 05/01/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: goseminoles

Don’t forget “snake charmer,” “fudge packer,” “trouser pilot,” and “butt dart.”


36 posted on 05/01/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In Thailand they call it ‘lady boy’...


37 posted on 05/01/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My “Gaydar” still goes off every time I see him. Let’s be serious, there is nothing manly about Zero. The perfect metrosexual for all the liberated ladies!


38 posted on 05/01/2012 5:36:25 PM PDT by kneehurts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I can say is, these leftwing women have pathetically low standards when it comes to men, “Ultimate ladies’ man”-——LMAO!! Barry is a shrunken, wizened, pencil-necked, flap-eared, wrinkled geek. He looks like one of the California Raisins.


39 posted on 05/01/2012 5:36:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

40 posted on 05/01/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact that Mitt Romney doesn’t have the smooth voice of Obama also doesn’t help the case for the GOP’s presidential candidate.

At least Romney looks more like a man than an underwear model.
41 posted on 05/01/2012 6:28:55 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO WAY!
He’s a sissy, a ta-ta!
He’s NOT sexy by any stretch of the imagination.
*spit*
The very idea..handsome?
*gag*
Even if he WAS handsome, I wouldn’t vote for him anyway,
because he’s a !@#$%^&*!!


42 posted on 05/01/2012 10:09:40 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: goodnesswins

Captain Quint?


43 posted on 05/01/2012 10:22:56 PM PDT by blackd77
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To: blackd77

had to go look that up...LOL


44 posted on 05/02/2012 8:06:57 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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