This woman is described as representative of the sample:
She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but is now torn. Mr. Obama has not lived up to his promise, she said. “My husband and I both have to work full time, and we’re just getting by.”
But she is not thrilled with Mitt Romney either. She said he would set women back because he did not understand their needs.
“Women worked so hard to get where we are today and to take our rights away from us is — no,” she said, shaking her head.
Behold the coveted female swing voter of 2012.
Let’s see: You have to work full time to pay your bills. (Um, btw, so do most of us, as we did before Obama was president, and will certainly have to do after Mitt’s president. Or does she think Mitt’s going to chip in to pay the cable bill?).
But Mitt doesn’t understand women’s needs.
Why do I not see these as equally valid, equally weighty arguments?
I must be missing something, because apparently this is not just this one person, but a measurable trend across the country.
Can somebody explain it to me? I don’t get it, and, actually, (believe it or not,) I want to understand.