In recent weeks, the Republican party has had a difficult time charming a key slice of its political base: women. Rick Santorum has been advocating against women’s access to contraception. Although both Romney and Santorum have distanced themselves from Rush Limbaugh's comments, the conservative radio host is facing heat for the inflammatory and misogynistic comments made on his show.
Jennifer DeJournett, president and co-founder of VOICES of Conservative Women, believes that these isolated incidents speak to a bigger problem among the Republican party as a whole; specifically, that the grand old party has been ignoring, marginalizing or just offending women for years. DeJournett argues that polls show this is going to hurt the party in the short term and the long.