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Thanks for staying with us I'm Laurie Ingraham in for Bill O'Reilly.
And and a culture warrior segment tonight the women's vote helped put President Obama back in the White House for a second term.
Overall the president carried 55% of the female vote compared to Romney's 44%.
Among single women a whopping 67%.
Voted for the president 31 cast their ballot for Mitt Romney.
But the -- did better among married women winning 53% of that vote.
Compared to the president's 46.
So what does all of this mean joining me now from New York.
To analyze all this the culture warriors Gretchen Carlson and -- mean.
-- -- Okay gals let's let's start with you Gretchen what do you make of this that -- -- -- married women -- -- the single.
How women -- -- these election results -- a couple thoughts.
I think married women think about the future of their children.
More so when they go to the polls potentially.
And if you're in a traditional marriage -- maybe you want the same things that you grew up with you want those same cultural ideals.
For your kids you're thinking about the economy in that way as well you're thinking about the future of your kids and the debt.
I also think -- married women think less about abortion.
And so even if -- pro choice you would tend to.
May -- vote more on the economy because when you're married you're just abortions not really -- contraception that matters not may be a huge part of your life.
So married you tend to -- more settled if they -- about the kids thinking about how the country's going to be.
When they grow up maybe even some of the cultural issues even got abortion but just how they also -- -- culture all that.
Maybe it makes you think a little bit more traditionally -- what's your take on this obviously Romney did.
Abysmally among us single women especially single women without children also mayor of -- man who.
Who have children but are not married Barack Obama won.
Right right I think that what we've got is a very celebrity driven.
Culture and I think that in this election more than any that I can remember.
We have the celebrities come out.
And a lot of young people single women.
Got to the point where they wanted to connect with them and -- -- was all about abortion and you had Mitt Romney coming out and saying look I'm against Planned Parenthood I got to put it out of business.
And then you had -- and and and Murdoch and I know you don't think that they they are in responsible for presidential laws but they -- heated up to the point Laura.
Where the message of Barack Obama which was so artfully done.
Was they hate women.
They don't want you to get health care which -- many women was really about abortion.
Reproductive freedom and they said you know what what we want to -- ability to economically survive two corrections point.
But that means abortion and health care -- Now but -- that's really depressing to me Laura because that's really short -- for women if they only looked at that one little message about the war on women.
If they didn't actually -- a little bit more into the details and in one of the thing about the economy I think married women.
To a certain extent there's less maybe less likely to be looking to the government for help.
Because undoubtedly win a couple is together they probably have more finances than when people are on their own.
And I hope that I also factors into the stands are right back into a lot of women they're they're married to the government the government's gonna take care that I their health care.
Let me throw this out there as well I think you're right look Mitt Romney was the successfully.
And eleven light framed by Barack Obama on this why women -- They found their subject Sandra Fluke they use -- as a brilliant.
-- battering ram against the Republicans but that was done largely in a vacuum.
Where Mitt Romney did not engage on -- of these core cultural issues.
That really can bring together not just married women but Latinos and and and faith not faithful African Americans.
They don't live and die for abortion rights and in fact many of these have deeply held cultural and an -- ethnic views that are.
Deeply opposed to somebody social issues -- -- evolved on the left so I think Mitt Romney leaving those issues on the table largely.
That it left that space for the Democrats to come and say see you're just like Richard Murdoch -- just like.
You're just like this other guy Todd -- you don't care about us and the -- kind of recoiled from that he doesn't -- -- -- -- caught at all.
But the other interesting thing about it Laura is that even though the majority of Americans now are pro life as opposed to.
Pro choice didn't that was reflected in these exit polls at all.
And I think that the Republicans are really gonna have to look very seriously.
At abortion moving forward and how this affects the female vote especially single in the.
Certainly knowing how to speak about it no way that is compassionate and understanding or not -- fine.
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