Attracting the Female GOP Vote

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) kisses his wife after fielding a question about the death of their son during a campaign rally in Newton, Iowa. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/Getty)

Over the weekend, passages from Rick Santorum's 2005 book "It Takes a Family" attracted media attention and landed the Republican candidate in the hot seat. They pertained to women in the work force: "The radical feminists succeeded in undermining the traditional family and convincing women that professional accomplishments are the key to happiness." In the past, Santorum has also spoken out against women taking part in combat operations. With an increasingly vocal female presence in the party, these remarks could push the Santorum surge down — again.

Renee Amoore is president of the healthcare organization The Amoore Group and Deputy Chair of the Pennsylvania Republican state party. Jennifer DeJournett is president and co-founder of VOICES of Conservative Women.


Renee Amoore and Jennifer DeJournett

Comments [3]


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Mar. 07 2013 02:50 PM
Mitchell from Edmonton, Canada

He is an all-American boy. The only problem he may face is ... that he is too decent for today's America. I think he will easily win with Mr. Obama because America is not totally immoral just yet.

Feb. 15 2012 01:26 PM
RaeAnna from Austin, TX

During the Clinton administration welfare reform was enacted. AFDC was abolished and replaced by TANF. TANF mothers must work (after two years)even if they have very young children in the home. Would Santorum restore TANF eligibility to mothers who have very young children in the home? Older children?

Feb. 14 2012 10:40 AM

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