You can tell the campaign is getting closer, as both the Romney and Obama campaigns have been gearing up with direct mail, television ads, and merciless attacks. It is enough to make someone who has no interest in politics cringe.
(By the way, I received the above ad at my apartment over the weekend. I had to laugh, as I have voted Republican ever since I was 18.)
However, the merciless attacks have appeared to come after a different demographic of sorts. President Obama, in his re-election campaign, has used the defunding of Planned Parenthood as a ploy to garner more votes from women. While there are some women who will vote for Obama based on Planned Parenthood, there are some who feel he has taken it too far with his tactics.
Recently, President Obama’s re-election campaign has been airing numerous television ads focusing on what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would do to Planned Parenthood. This smacks of desperation.
How so, you ask? Not every woman has abortion as their top issue for deciding an election. For example, the economy is still in a state of decline, and more women are now unemployed, compared to when President Obama took office. What will Obama do to address the economic situation our nation is facing? So far, nothing has been addressed, rather I keep hearing ads about how women should be fearing the fact that contraceptives and abortions will be eliminated.
Right now, I feel like my lady parts are under attack. I want to hear candidates discuss how they are going to get our economy back on track. I want to hear how our Presidential candidates plan to get us out of these endless wars we are fighting over in Afghanistan and Iraq, not push us into future wars.
This election, I plan to use my lady smarts and vote President Obama out of office. We don’t another four years of an apology tour, more destruction to our personal liberties, and the constant reminder that all women care about are free contraceptives and abortions.
By the way, TokenLibertarianGirl has a great take on the recent Obama ad with Lena Dunham that has been circulating around the internet. Here’s her take: