Skip to comments.Why Women Like President Bush
Posted on 10/25/2004 5:57:25 AM PDT by presidio9
Democrats disdain women. That is just one of the reasons why the President is winning the women vote according to the latest Opinion Dynamics poll. In that poll Bush led 47%-45% - a monumental accomplishment for a Republican. But how did he get there.
For one, women in America have never seen anything from President Bush except his gentlemanly nature. In the third debate, when asked what he had learned from the strong women in his life his response was simple and engaging, "listen to them." Everyone chuckled. They also took notice of how his eyes always light up when he is given the chance to dote on the love of his life Laura. When he introduced her at the Republican National Convention he almost teared up. He LOVES Laura and he just can't do anything but show it. He's just beside himself when it comes to her. Women see this, they get it, and they respect it.
He also believes that a woman should never be taken advantage of. He has been tough on this point. He signed the "Laci and Connor" law which makes committing a crime against a pregnant woman a double offense. He signed the partial birth abortion ban - which violates in a brutal fashion the child and womb of a mother. He has funded in record amounts initiatives to help mothers get or remain married. He recognizes that marriage in many respects is a protection for women.
But what about his opponent?
In that same debate John Kerry on a now famous level violated one woman's private sexual identity, dragged it onto the stage of a presidential debate for the mere purpose of smearing her father, outing the woman to anyone watching, and remaining smug in his thinking that he had won a point in a political debate.
That elitist haughty nature was repeated by his surrogates as they pronounced shame on that same mother's family the next day for being upset at Kerry's use of the woman's personal issue.
On Tuesday night in New York, the President's lovely bride was giving an award to the teacher of the year. She also squeezed in time for an interview with the local NBC4 political reporter. He asked Mrs. Bush her thoughts of Teresa Heinz Kerry. In her typical and famously gracious way Mrs. Bush spoke of how difficult it is for a woman's husband to run for president and her thoughts were with Teresa as she knew what she was experiencing these days.
The next morning Teresa Heinz Kerry said in an interview with USA Today that Mrs. Bush "had never held a real job - since she had been an adult." Either forgetting about the fact that Mrs. Bush had been an extremely successful school teacher and librarian and an extremely devoted mother, or choosing to believe that none of these quite measured up to her standard of what a "real job" was. (Marrying ketchup and pickle kings, working at the U.N. etc.)
By late Wednesday after Teresa had finally issued a prepared statement that one could only best describe as a "half-apology" (primarily because she went out of her way to insult mothers in the process).
By late Thursday Mrs. Bush in her famously gracious way said an apology wasn't necessary and implied that answering reporter's trick questions is sometimes difficult.
Add all of this up it is easy to see why Mrs. Bush's favorability rating this week was near 75% while Teresa's was trying to hold at 40%. It is also even easier to see why even the converted and now Bush-hating Andrew Sullivan put it so simply on his blog this week when he said someone needed to shut Teresa up.
The point is, with barely more than a week to go, the democratic ticket in this presidential race sees women as a voting block. They see them as a group to be dealt with. And on occasion Kerry himself sees them as objects he can twist and manipulate for his own purposes.
President Bush sees women much the way we see his favorite woman - creatures full of grace, beauty and elegance - and full of respect. And even when the gracious first lady is wronged she is willing to smile and say in the most charming of Texas' drawls, "That's fine, no harm done."
So in the contest between condiments or class, I hope for the sake of our little girls all across America we pick gracious humility over gaudy elitism.
A simple "president" in front of the word Bush would have spared many of the punsters the time and effort they are going to be spending on this thread. ;)
Something tells me that the title needs to be, um, tweaked a bit...
Great article. Thanks for posting it.
Well put. I agree totally with you.
Barbara Bush deserves some credit...the lady raised that boy right!
President Bush's support for the protection of the most helpless in the nation--the unborn--is probably the finest and most attractive thing about him.
I can't imagine anyone voting for Kerry, because a vote for him is a vote to continue the barbaric, vicious, cold killing practice of partial birth abortion, as well as other abortion.
Oh, I thought this was going to be a lesbian thread.
As I said in another thread, anyone can see the First Lady is a well-loved woman....especially compared to poor Mrs Ketchup. Even John Kerry paid tribute to her in the last debate - saying nothing about his current wife except to admit he married $$$$. This may have led TayRaySa to make her catty remarks about the First Lady's "lack of a real job"(paraphrasing here). I do not believe for one moment that she "forgot".
No, No, NO!
Please don't silence Theresa!
(The GOP needs her!)
There's only one instance where I could safely say I'm anti-Bush :)
Oh, go ahead, give in to temptation, you KNOW you want to...
When asked about Laura, Bush gets gooshy. When asked about Mrs. Heinz, Cash-and-Kerry makes a joke (tries, anyway). Nuf said.
I'm cancelling the Sappho Alert as we speak.
It is also even easier to see why even the converted and now Bush-hating Andrew Sullivan put it so simply on his blog this week...
I read long ago, of Sullivan's randy and repugnant exploits, and stopped linking to him that day. Felt better about myself, too.
He doesn't see us as blacks, browns, asians, men or women.
He sees us as AMERICANS
I have said from day 1 that Teresa would be a real liability to Kerry. She would be the first foreign born First Lady. Louisa Adams was born in London, but her father was an American Consul stationed in London and her mother was British. Therefore, Louisa was an American by birth.
Beat me to it!
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