New York Times: Santorum has support of Republican women

From the fifth-column New York Times, of all places.

Excerpt:

There is no mistaking the bond that Mr. Santorum has with conservative women — particularly married women — a group that has formed a core of his support since the primaries began in January. He has handily carried the votes of women in primaries that he has won, including those in Mississippi and Alabama. And where he has lost, in Arizona, South Carolina and Illinois, he has enjoyed a higher level of support among women than men.

[…]“He doesn’t give up, so I’m not giving up,” said Kay Verdi, 75, a mother of six from Belle Chasse, La., who spends much her time trying to persuade others to vote for Mr. Santorum. “I’ve never felt as strong about a candidate as I do for Santorum. I’ve usually had to pick the lesser of two evils when I vote. Not this time.”

How did Ms. Verdi explain the attraction?

“I like that he’s been married only once, and that he has character and faith; that’s what touches me,” she said.

The Web site ricksantorum.com attracts more women than men, 60 percent of its visitors, a larger share than for the Web sites of other candidates, according to Nielsen ratings that were released last week. Among other things, there may be an empathy factor at work: A New York Times/CBS News poll taken this month found that 73 percent of Republican female voters said Mr. Santorum understood the needs and problems of people like them, compared with 52 percent who said the same about Mr. Romney.

My previous post also noted that Republican women support Santorum more than any other candidate.

2 thoughts on “New York Times: Santorum has support of Republican women”

  1. I’m not surprised at this support, though you’d never know it from the “war on women” mantra spouted by the Dems and their supporters. I know several women on the political left who are highly vocal in their hatred of Santorum and all things Republican. Even those who have become disenchanted with Obama plan to vote for him again. It doesn’t matter how much damage he does; anything is better then having a Rep. president, and they *especially* don’t want one that actually sticks to his faith. Heck, they’d have religion made illegal if they could. Their hatred of the GOP is only matched by their hatred of the US (every one of them is an expat with dual citizenship who swear they will never, ever, move back to the US, but keep their citizenship so they can still vote).

    They have adhered themselves to the “war on women” idea so thoroughly that they’ll believe any and every media twisting of GOP positions as being anti-women, while ignoring or denying the many things their own side has done that damages women. They are completely oblivious to – if not in outright denial of – the large number of women who *don’t* agree with them. The thousands of women who vote with their minds, not their ideology. The thousands of women who are more concerned about fiscal responsibility then having “free” birth control and unlimited abortions. The thousands of women that actually respect a man who is dedicated to his wife and children. When they do acknowledge it, it’s to attack conservative women with a level of vitriol that’s staggering.

    As a Canadian, I obviously can’t vote in this election, but what happens to the US affects us as well. Thank God we have a Prime Minister that has managed to keep us from sinking along with what Obama has done to the US. If Santorum wins the candidacy, I know the media will go into overdrive to prevent him from becoming president. People are already saying that a Santorum candidacy is handing the presidency back to Obama. Judging from the open hatred, bigotry and media manipulation I’m seeing, it’s a valid concern. Romney may be more electable, but he wouldn’t be the better president. This Canadian woman is praying for a President Santorum.

    We shall see.

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