Madeleine Albright is a hero to many women, and in the lead up to the coming election, the former Secretary of State is asking her fellow females why any of them would consider voting for Mitt Romney if they themselves aren’t getting a crack at sleeping in the White House.
As Madeleine Albright sees it, Romney’s policies are patently female-unfriendly, and recent, controversial remarks out of the GOP (most notably the stuff Todd Akin said about pregnancy not occurring after a “legitimate rape,” when science shows that rape pregnancy is more common because women have not planned for a rape like they have consensual sex) “in one form or another are in the Republican platform.”
Speaking to convention attendees, Albright addressed Akin’s remarks directly, saying comments of that caliber are not something she’s seen in her many years in politics. Albright fumed:
“It was appalling and disgusting … But if I may say so, the things that he said in one form or another are in the Republican platform. So [while Republicans are] saying he is a nutcase and they have to move away from him, they did not move away from their platform.”
But it’s not just Akin that Albright thinks should take the heat — of female Romney voters, she mused:
“I’m not sure I’m going to state this exactly right … But I think there are some who believe they are actually protecting women, you know, and that it is better for women to be taken care of. I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.”
“And frankly, I don’t understand — I mean, I’m obviously a card-carrying Democrat — but I can’t understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney.”
Do you believe that a Mitt Romney presidency would be as bad for women as Madeleine Albright does?