A word of caution about what you’ll be reading from now until November.
An example is seen in an op-ed on Politico alleging that “Bay State not buying ‘war on women.’”
It’s written by a woman associated with the Independent Women’s Voice, which is run by Kellyanne Conway, who also was hired by Newt Gingrich.
They’re trying to bolster Scott Brown against Elizabeth Warren, with the race going to be rough all the way to the end.
What Conway and her polling firm, as well as other Republicans, know is that the Republican “war on women” is working for Democrats, which has been seen everywhere. Obama sees it in his numbers, as does Romney in the negative.
The only part worth reading in the op-ed is this:
Sen. Brown and other Republicans should note, however, the importance of properly framing this debate. Fifty percent of voters said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who says: “It’s wrong for government to compel people to violate their religious beliefs” (compared with 30 percent who’d be less likely). Yet 49 percent of surveyed Massachusetts voters would be more likely to vote for someone who “would require religious organizations and employers, even those who have religious objections, to pay for health care plans which include providing abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception” (compared with 33 percent who would be less likely).
Framing, that’s what it is about, which is job one for Republicans right now. Beginning with deceptive op-eds like this one, because they’re getting their heads handed to them by women.