Mittens Romney just arrived in Ohio and rolled out a new stump speech tailored to female voters, no doubt to win over everyone who remains completely appalled by Republican Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" gaffe (FYI, Romney immediately called his comments "inexcusable," but the fact is that Akin's stance really isn't too far from that of pro-life extremist Romney VP candidate Paul Ryan's).
So here he is reaching out to women who have dreams. As long as their dreams aren't to get off welfare. Or have an abortion without the "excuses" of rape or incest. Just nice dreams!
Just a word to the women entrepreneurs out there... I want to speak to the women of America who have dreams, who begin businesses in their homes, who begin businesses out in the marketplace who are working in various enterprises and companies, I want you to be successful.
Obama's still leading on the female vote at 54 percent to 42 percent, according to a CNN poll taken just before the Akin controversy. Although Romney has disavowed whatever the hell a diagram of the female reproductive system drawn by Todd Akin would possibly look like (this? Or this? Or perhaps this?) he also famously pledged to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood.
It appears that Akin's comment was the final straw for the women's advocacy group, who announced yesterday that they'd be embarking on a "Romney/Ryan: Wrong For Women" tour next week: Prominent female supporters will travel to swing states like to promote Obama's record with female voters. The organization will also be spending $3.2 million on ads in Ohio and Virginia.