Postscript to my last two posts that I just have to pass on–thanks to a visitor of this blog who sent me an article by Ruth Marcus, Washington Post columnist on Mary Fallin pulling the mommy card with Jari Askins. Both are running for governor in Oklahoma.
I especially like Marcus’ comments about if Fallin’s opponent was a man:
“If Fallin were running against an unmarried man, the I’m-a-parent-and-you’re-not card wouldn’t be quite so loaded: A ‘childless’ female candidate tends to be perceived as lacking in an essential way that a man without children is not. And if Askins’ opponent were a married father, he would probably be smarter than to bring up her marital and maternal status for fear of the ensuing backlash.”
Here’s the rest of Marcus’ take:
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