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Watching the Republican vice presidential bubbles squeeze themselves to the top has been disappointing so far. Sarah Palin sure put a whammy on the Republican party.

I assume you saw this.

It was always the play, with Marco Rubio playing the disinterested pol organically because of circumstance. Chris Christie just too sloppy for the Romney photo visualization.

Rubio. Schmubio.

Why isn’t there more talk about female Republicans who could stand next to Mitt Romney?

It’s hard not to extrapolate that someone around Mitt Romney is wary of seriously vetting a woman. The press doesn’t seem to care either.

Sarah Palin’s vice presidential nomination started on the highest of political highs before nose diving. But she made up for it in 2010, though, just to blow it again. But love her or hate her, she rocked the right, blew her chance, then flamed out. Yeah, all that. The lesson Republicans are taking from it is that girls come with different kind of baggage.

Or does someone inside the Romney camp think a woman as vice president isn’t the move, because a woman shouldn’t rise to be president?

We’re the majority of the voters. It’s time to expect, even demand, women be considered for these executive branch jobs.

It also just doesn’t seem the elite press is as interested in the women that deserve to be given a fair vetting versus all of the men who are taken more seriously and assumed in the running.

Well, it’s time to shake up presumptions and challenge the audience.

Mary Matalin co-hosted for Rush Limbaugh, which never happens, creating one of the weirdest audio experiences I’ve ever heard and that’s going some, because I’ve been listening for years. The women’s vote is the thing this year.

So, highlighting the women serving in government, governor or senator, that are vice presidential material is worth network time. People deserve to see the female politicians that just might offer a different perspective that includes understanding the oppression women experience and the need for world cooperation to drag our sorry collective ass into a time where violence against women, in whatever form and includes economically and that includes reproductive health care access, because women live beyond our borders, is agreed upon and women don’t have so many people in our face and down our pants.

Can’t someone in these non-stop, morning to night infotainment shows learn to do short, snappy profiles of rising women on the right who are vice presidential material? Who are the leading Republican women in line for power? Starting with Gov. Susanna Martinez, then Sen. Kelly Ayotte, and Gov. Nikki Haley and… Who else?

Let’s meet the women.

America needs to see them and hear their stories.

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9 Responses to Chick Bit

  1. fangio April 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    I think we’ve seen quite enough of Martinez, Haley and Ayotte. If this represents the best of the republican women ( god help us ) I think we may as well stick with the men.

  2. fairmindedindependent April 24, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    I don’t think there will be a woman VP this year, look how long it took after Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman on a national ticket she was nominated in 1984 and it took 24 years until the next woman was nominated. I don’t think it will take as long, but I think 2016, I see a woman on a ticket either on the Democratic or Republican ticket. I also think people will see it as despiration if Romney picks a woman for his VP and just because their is a woman on the ticket, does not mean a woman will vote for that ticket. I think women are going to be focused on Congressional, Senate, Governorships, as well as local and state offices. As far as Sarah Palin goes, she seems more happy being a celebrity, she helped the Today with ratings and I am sure she is happy with her big Fox News check, and I am sure she will get a new contract with Fox or somewhere else, but she has fans/supporters and she has her journalism degree to fall back on.

  3. JoeCHI April 24, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    TM NOTE: Part of this comment is well off topic and for that reason has been flagged.

    Or does someone inside the Romney camp think a woman as vice president isn’t the move, because a woman shouldn’t rise to be president?

    Democrats are in no position to criticize the GOP with regards to how they treat female politicians vying for the executive branch.

    Given what the DNC did during the 2008 primary, the GOP is LIGHT YEARS AHEAD of the Dems with regards to how they treat female candidates, both on their side of the isle, as well as the opposition’s.

    • Ga6thDem April 24, 2012 at 8:13 am #

      No the GOP is not light years ahead. They are just as bad. And then the legislation they are putting out there is WORSE. Miscarriage as murder? Puhleeze. Can these creeps just go back under the rock they came out of.

  4. secularhumanizinevoluter April 24, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    “Mary Matalin co-hosted for Rush Limbaugh, which never happens, creating one of the weirdest audio experiences I’ve ever heard and that’s going some, because I’ve been listening for years. ”

    This had to be one of the worst excuses for a radio show I’ve ever heard. HOW does this person get a paycheck for her drivel?

  5. guyski April 24, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    A female vice president; or for that matter a president (actual, not just a candidate), is a first, is historic. For some having that be a Repubican is totally unacceptable: no matter who she is, or what she has accomplished.

    As fairmindedindependent stated it might be considered an act of desperation, But it will definitely be considered a direct assualt on Obama. not acceptable.

  6. Rick Roberts April 24, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    There are Republican women of stature, but they are not fire breathers. Republicans want fire breathers. Condi Rice, Susan Collins, Olympia Snow. How about a sober minded judge or someone from academia?

  7. Ga6thDem April 24, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    The reason they don’t put Nikki Haley out there is because she’s been a freaking disaster. Any body with half a brain would know that you don’t want someone with Haley’s record out there in front for the entire country to see.

    • T-Steel April 24, 2012 at 9:14 am #

      I live in South Carolina and I can tell you first-hand, Governor Haley gets no love from a large amount of conservatives here. And in some areas, she is outright hated with rhetoric similar to what the fringe right throws at President Obama and the FLOTUS.

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