Mitt Romney's problem with women voters
Panel breaks down big issue within Republican Party
- Duration 6:49
- Date Apr 11, 2012
Panel breaks down big issue within Republican Party
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Hi back to this presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Now focusing on a crucial voting block for the general election at least this is part of what he's focusing our dispatch and -- and out.
The women's vote in major issue right now -- all the conversations -- surround this election.
Mitt Romney says -- the Obama administration's economic policies are hurting.
American women that is his contention here's governor Ronnie from our interview just a few moments ago.
Of the jobs lost under this president were lost by women his policies have been really a war on women.
And and and so he wants to divert from that and see if we can't find some someone to attack some -- -- a scapegoat does or anyone is there anyone who believes that congress needs more money.
Is there anyone who believes that dividing America and trying to find some group to tax more.
Yeah some are gonna create more jobs.
And meanwhile the latest Washington Post ABC news poll show the President Obama has in nineteen percentage point lead.
Over Mitt Romney with women joined now by -- Tina Brown Fox News national security analyst she's also former deputy assistant secretary -- defense or President Reagan.
To move Green as a former Hillary Clinton advisor and Fox News contributor and -- that BI is a columnist for a -- that is the association for.
Nature citizens -- -- favorite intern Monica did -- arena -- It has -- -- -- you say you know that you are conservative woman but you think that that Republicans have got a problem.
There's all the right things -- -- saying it with all the wrong words so I think Kevin is like high school remember their respect cool guy.
The -- exactly what you wanted to hear everybody -- to -- is turning his -- charismatic he was never gonna deliver and then there's that boring guy who.
Didn't know how to talk to the girls but actually he was the reliable won the problem Republicans have -- -- the right message they just have to really figure out a way to talk to women and you don't do it.
What a lot of statistics and polls and numbers you do it with words -- knew how to do it when I worked for President Reagan.
He had people up in the galleries when he -- his State of the Union Address first president to do it because when he talked about defense policy he wanted to shell.
Here's sergeant -- so and this is what he sent Reagan knew that you paint words with pictures you don't just -- -- with a bunch of statistics.
The argument that that -- -- made today you know it is that when you look at best statistics to look at numbers for a minute and that -- 92% of the jobs have been lost.
-- lost by women and and he's saying that you know the Obama administration may be -- this picture of having been helpful.
To this part of society but that that they really have a bit.
Well I think.
Going back to -- high school -- example I think of high school and that boyfriends who cheated on me for the last time and there was nothing that he could say to make me trust him.
Again and I have come -- because -- and that's -- don't.
The Republican Party brand -- and print in particular governor -- The first step is admitting you have a problem and the interview you did the coming -- it was great the only thing is.
He didn't admit that he has a problem and talking blessings and say it's what I what is it that you think that women are angry about with Republicans when an eleven.
Hundred bills that were introduced in 2011.
To restrict a woman's right to control -- health care decisions.
The attack that has happened on and -- -- -- clinics -- five million women depend on every single year for their health care just a few days ago governor Scott Walker.
One -- governor Romney's most visible surrogate.
Repealing the State's equal pay law.
Governor Nikki -- sane women -- five is not a problem.
And then he has used that leads to -- in -- analysts say.
Once we get to the general election the real Romney will come out that goes back to that trust -- -- when we can see through that yes.
-- you know -- Republicans don't have a policy problem they have a PR problem and for some reason they fail to take their message to female voters Barack Obama will hold seminars and we'll speak directly to women.
And women are left feeling like they did an -- it and he just in the last thing we'll let it -- go out there and talk to these -- Women are pocketbook issue voters care about gas prices they're the ones who get in their cars -- -- their kids all over the place basketball practice here they know what these costs are.
They're the ones who are unemployed I want to add one -- a Mitt Romney what he said before under Obama the number of unemployed women has increased by 850000.
Talk to women explained why -- policies Obama care.
I don't know when I heard I wonder you know he is a nation talk more to win this fits in so is I'm offended at you know women's -- -- and things like that because I don't think that women feel like a separate group anymore.
And that's sense I think that -- you know what Mitt -- saying as.
It let let's let's treat women as what they are an equal part of society -- an this economy.
Let's not -- them -- because you know what Jim Messina is saying well.
He wants to return to you -- sort of the politics of the past and we're protecting Hispanics and women -- protecting perhaps the buzzword for protecting -- We're gonna take away when he from these kind of programs isn't that what they're really saying.
-- -- Because here's a problem are you gonna vote for the person.
The same to you.
Tighten your belt I'm not gonna give you what you and I kinda far and I think it calls into the whole question of -- democracy and unless any of our candidates are able to make the sale.
To the American people.
That I'm I'm going to take stuff away from you because it's gonna be much better for your children.
And -- women willing to detect about are they willing to have less in terms of entitlements.
I think there probably isn't any other -- in this country who.
It's more willing to tighten when necessary women are two thirds of either the primary breadwinner in the household -- -- breadwinner in the household.
They know how to tighten up when necessary and President Obama said very clearly last week.
That women aren't -- monolithic -- that they they shouldn't be looked at as a special interests.
But I think what.
Governor Romney is issue he's having with women he doesn't really -- -- any sort of vision.
That would -- women that he is on their side that he trusts them.
Here's one example he always defers to his wife.
And how her job -- a lot harder than him then why doesn't he put forward a plan that says we're going to value.
Home making it more than we certainly do right now a tax deduction tax credits for -- I don't even when women.
Honestly yeah businessman show us what you've done in business that has helped women that's what you've -- acts to face rely on her assailants and our.
-- ten KT thank you very much.
Can -- thank you very much added I great to have you here thanks I think lady's night.
You -- it's in the morning.
He's got that right now think about -- I generally.