Republicans continue to feel left out on winning women voters

04/09/2014 11:28 AM

04/09/2014 5:43 PM

Republicans ahead of the midterm election need to have a closed-door meeting with their 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and get him to share his “binders full of women.”

The GOP continues to have difficulties getting women to back Republican candidates. Democrats hope to exploit that vulnerability.

President Barack Obama is hitting that pressure point, signing an executive action requiring federal contractors to report compensation information by race and gender to the government. Exposing any disparity would likely lead to political pressure and corrective action.

Studies have shown that women earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make on jobs. If it applies to federal contractors, then it would spread to companies that they subcontract with and their suppliers.

In the November elections, it could turn the campaign talk from Republicans targeting the Affordable Care Act and its unpopular mandates to the GOP’s inability to embrace issues that are key concerns for women. That would include abortion rights, contraceptive issues and universal pre-kindergarten.

Obama and the Democratic Party appear to be on the right side of those concerns while the Republican right appears left out. Gotta find those “binders full of women.”

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