Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Why Do Women Enjoy Tea Parties?

More specifically, why are there so many women running this year as unapologetic conservative, Tea Party-backed, Republicans?  Tammy Bruce boils it down to this:  They, like everyone else, are simply sick and tired of high taxes and the big government it funds, or encourages even if it doesn't quite fund. 

This is no doubt true, but still doesn't answer the question.  I mean, a whole lot of men, I suspect more than women, are just as angry about high taxes and big government.  So the question remains:  Why so many women candidates?

I think conservative women candidates enjoy a huge tactical advantage in any political campaign.  Unlike conservative men, their very presence blunts the Left's tired, but predictable play of the racist, sexist, homophobe, nativist, etc., card.  Sure, the Left will play it anyway, but it's less effective when used against a woman.  As a result, we can expect to see more and more of them on the ballot in the future.


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