War On Women: Fewer Republican Women Being Considered For VP Slot Because Of Media’s Treatment Of Palin
We all saw the vicious attacks Sarah Palin suffered at the hands of the media. She became such a target for the left and the media that she quickly overshadowed the candidate at the top of the ticket she was on, John McCain.
That abuse is having an impact on decisions in this cycle. According to one Romney adviser, only one woman was considered for Romney’s VP slot because the campaign was afraid of the media’s reaction to another female pick.
In particular, few women except for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte – a freshman lawmaker from New England with only scant federal experience – are thought to be under consideration by Romney.
“I think unfortunately, Palin poisoned the well on that,” said one informal Romney adviser, fretting that any woman selected as VP would draw inevitable comparisons to the former Alaska governor. “I would guess if I were inside the Romney mind that they’re worried that any woman chosen will be subjected to a higher level of scrutiny.”
The mainstream media has a distaste for conservatives and limited government ideologies in general, but I think there’s a special reservoir of hate out there for conservative women.
Which makes the left’s “war on women” games all the more obnoxious.Tags: election 2012, mitt romney, sarah palin