Palin Impact On Women Voters: The Media Was (Gasp!) Wrong!

Do you remember that endless liberal media narrative that followed in the wake of John McCain’s naming Sarah Palin as his Vice President?

We saw stuff like this piece, titled, “Sarah Palin is no Hillary Clinton,” everywhere:

Where do politicians get the idea that women, in lemming-like style, will vote for a presidential ticket because a woman is on it?

And a week ago the media was confidently crowing, “McCain-Palin Ticket Isn’t Attracting Clinton Voters, Poll Says“:

If Sen. John McCain was hoping to win over disappointed Hillary Clinton supporters with his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, he figured wrong, according to a Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group poll conducted for Emily’s List.

It’s interesting to read the stories now.  They actually introduce the subject of the story – McCain attracting women voters – by FIRST issuing a disclaimer of the story:

Poll shows big shift to McCain among white women

By Deborah Charles

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Tuesday brushed aside a survey that showed him losing support among white women voters to John McCain since the Republican standard-bearer named Sarah Palin as his running mate.
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A Washington Post/ABC News survey published on Tuesday found most of McCain’s surge in the polls since the Republican National Convention was due to a big shift in support among white women voters.

“The notion that people are swinging back and forth in the span of a few weeks or a few days this wildly generally isn’t borne out,” Obama told reporters during a campaign stop in Riverside, Ohio.

His campaign manager, David Plouffe, was more pointed when asked about the findings at a briefing on Monday, telling a Washington Post reporter, “Your poll is wrong.”

And what does that poll – which must clearly be wrong, because the story begins trying to undermine the results – say?

Before the Democratic National Convention in late August, Obama held an 8-point lead among white women voters, 50 percent to 42 percent, according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll. After the Republican convention in early September, McCain was ahead by 12 points among white women, 53 percent to 41 percent, that survey found.

It says that the media are a bunch of biased idiots who – in spite of a continual non-stop narrative of instruction telling women what they ought to think and how they ought to vote – Sarah Palin is attracting women in droves.

And she aint doing a bad job attracting us guys, either.

The liberal media routinely portray someone like me – a white Christian conservative male – as some kind of patriarchal caveman bent on clubbing women over the heads if they show any kind of independence.  But I am one of the millions of Republican men who am absolutely thrilled that this incredible woman with this incredible story and this incredible character and courage is on the verge of making history.

White Christian conservative males were NEVER like the liberal media presented us.  They lied.

Meanwhile, the media will continue to be wrong about Sarah Palin because they will continue to view her through the foggy lenses of their liberal biases.

Meanwhile, McCain-Palin is now leading among independents by a 52-37% margin.

Barack Obama’s response to all this?  a clear mockery of Palin’s “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?  Lipstick” line with a derisive and vindictive, “You can put lipstick on a pig.”

That one-liner ought to help you win back all those women you’re losing, Obama.

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4 Responses to “Palin Impact On Women Voters: The Media Was (Gasp!) Wrong!”

  1. Karen Says:

    Apparently, that’s not the ONLY impact on women. Witness this, picked up on Ace of Spades: http://thebrewdogblog.com/2008/09/my-wife-has-a-girl-crush-on-sarah-palin.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Shoot,
    I have a crush on Sarah Palin too. But I never felt “dirty” about it until I clicked on your link.

    It’s not that she’s drop-dead gorgeous; it’s just that she truly seems to represent everything I most admire in women.

    I actually wrote an article a few days before McCain picked her, urging him to pick a woman (and recommended Palin as the top pick). But I never dreamed she’d be so incredible or so inspiring. I never dreamed.

    Two women in my office were so overwhelmed by Sarah Palin that they burst into tears. Hero that I am, I was there to hug them. But she’s definitely having a huge impact.

  3. Old Tennessee Says:

    Michael young man, take a hold over you self, hear me. Miss Sarah is a beauty to a 68-year young ole critter like me self but she has all we need. That ole dawg McCain done it all right by many folks. Why you think hem Dem’s are all gunning for Miss Sarah; she’s got them scair’t I’m a ‘tellin ya! She makes this Hillary gal pale into dull insignificance. Even my daughter age 34 has changed her mind in the right direction. But we must help get all ‘hem folks to go vote. We gotta beat this young Bama upstart at the Polls.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    You sound like a man worth hearin’ out.

    Sarah is just incredible, and libs are unhinged over her (part scared, part driven crazy).

    I agree with you: victory is in clear sight, but we’ll have to work to secure it.

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