When I was reading about the Gallup poll numbers in the Daily Beast this morning the the awesome thought came to me about the power that the women voters have in this day and time. Unified women voters will be able to accomplish a lot of things now simply because of the GOP goofs. This is what really occupied my thoughts when I read the following in the Daily Beast.
“Look at these interesting Gallup numbers, which show the gender gap in presidential elections going back to 1952. Eisenhower walloped Stevenson among women. Nixon beat Kennedy! George H.W. Bush beat Mike Dukakis by four points among women, Gallup says. But since 1992, the Democrats haven’t lost among women. I should note that Republicans win among white women, but their share of the pie is shrinking, and Obama won massively among women of color. So the GOP’s “women problem” is also to some extent a minority problem; that population is growing, and Republicans sure don’t appear to be fixing that anytime soon.”
Now I think that if Hillary Clinton decides to run the gender gap will be an all time high because I believe that women voters, whether Democrats, Republicans, and Independent voters, will turn out in greater numbers than the GOP voters. I believe that then and only then, will the GOP recognize that their Party has really shrunk down to a really small group of people who are and who have been out of touch with the American people for some times now.
As this article in the Daily Beast has put it, and I think that it is true in every sense of the word, “Indeed, as we move forward, as we have more single mothers, fewer stay-at-home wives, more women who speak for themselves at cross-cultural gatherings, eventually, the GOP is going to lose that edge among white women, too. Eventually? If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic candidate next time, the Republican Party will lose it then. And if the Republican gets, oh, 46 percent of the white women’s vote, we’ll be looking at a huge blowout. But remember: All Republicans support equal pay for equal work!”
But I wonder, can the Tea Party Republicans be trusted even on that.? I have a feeling that we will really be able to call the shots on that score in 2015. Time will tell.