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Anne on Hugh Hewitt show

Anne on Hugh Hewitt show

Carol Liebau invited me to join her on the Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday as she debuts a new format for a show by and about women. I was delighted to join her as I think conservative women don’t have that “home on the radio” yet.

We spoke about some of my research and about women as political consumers. I’d welcome your insight into the question we pondered, “how should Romney reach out to women,” as well as “are women different political consumers than men?”

Carol Liebau interviews Anne Sorock on the Hugh Hewitt show


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LukeHandCool | July 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

“Anne on Hugh Hewitt show.”

You referred to yourself in the third person. What’s up with that?

LukeHandCool (who can never understand why people do that. He just scratches his head).

How should Romney reach out to women? He needs to sound like a warrior defending his family against assault. I trust a man who would give his life to defend me and the kids. Saying please only goes so far.

If we don’t turn this economy around, our nation and our very lives will deteriorate. We will quite possibly devolve into civil war, especially if Obama and his race baiters get their way.

Romney needs to stop the Marxist barbarians before they do any more damage to our country.

Romney should also speak truth to Obama’s deeds. Parsing with polite words is not the way to go. Michael Walsh at PJMedia says it best in his article “The Professor, the Ballerina, and the Public Enemy” ( He says:

“For years now, I’ve been saying that the modern Democratic party is the unholy issue of thirties gangsters and sixties Marxists, a criminal organization masquerading as a political party, composed of thugs, lawyers, layabouts, and guilt-ridden dupes, and motivated entirely by a lust for power disguised as the phony virtue of “compassion.” And I mean that in the nicest possible way: The Republicans could use a little — no, make that a lot — of their ruthless moxie.”

Walsh says Romney needs to be a reformer like Tom Dewey in 1930s NY.

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Okay, I listened to the entire clip.

I can understand that isolating women, trying to figure out what they want, is probably a smart tactic for a politician and interesting for someone in marketing.

However…I can’t help but wonder how many women feel like I do and despise being marketed to as a “female voter”, as if my concerns are different from those of men. It’s a turn-off. I hate it when the left does it and I hate it when the right does it. Maybe I’m a strange woman, but I wish to be thought of as an American voter or a conservative or a libertarian voter, not a female voter. The whole “numbers are too wonky” and “it’s okay if you don’t know anything about foreign policy” and “I’m afraid to upset my friends by talking politics” issues brought up in the interview couldn’t be more alien to me.

I think that, at the very least, that type of voter should be referred to as a low-information or uninformed female voter.

I would keep going as I probably have an entire book’s worth of opinions on this subject, but all that talk of Manwich has made me hungry so I’m off to the kitchen. Also, I’ve typed the word “voter” so many times now that it doesn’t look real to my eyes.