That’s what Obama must be thinking.
What struck me when I read this article was how many of the women interviewed focused on bits and pieces of things without looking at the whole picture or even the bigger picture, and how little understanding they seemed to have of even the small picture. It was hardly a large or random sample of women, but nevertheless the responses were disturbing.
At least as disturbing was the ignorance (or purposeful misleading?) of the article’s author, Molly Ball, who first describes Romney’s position on abortion as wanting to repeal Roe v. Wade, then mentions several women she interviewed who are “pro-life and staunchly Republican,” and then describes some “undecided” women interviewees this way:
Unlike their more conservative cohorts, these women agreed that abortion is not any of the federal government’s business.
The fact that this is precisely the stance of so many people who are personally pro-life (like Romney, and possibly the “conservative cohorts” she had interviewed) and would also like to see Roe v. Wade overturned seems to be lost on Ms. Ball. Does she—or any of the women she interviewed—even know that the slogan “overturn Roe v. Wade” is not at all the same as “ban abortion,” especially at the federal level? That overturning Roe v. Wade would merely throw the entire issue back to the states, and take it out of the hands of the federal government?
Depressingly abysmal ignorance.