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Clueless duo: Romney and McCain

Posted By on Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

On Fox TV's early Sunday news show, Mitt Romney said he was "sad" that President Obama and Democrats have made an issue of Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on "legitimate rape."

“With all the issues America faces, for the Obama campaign to stoop to such a low level — they understand and they are are wise enough to understand that people like myself who have asked Todd Akin to get out of the race, are doing so because we vehemently disagree with what he said, and believe it hurts our party and I think is damaging to women,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday."

So women's issues don't amount to a hill of beans? We should ignore GOP distinctions between rape and "legitimate" rape or, as Romney's veep Paul Ryan would have put in law, "forcible" rape, and the party platform that would do away with legal abortion for women who've been made pregnant by a rapist? I don't think so. Talk about damaging to women.

John McCain chimed in on NBC's "Meet the Press" with the same message. Romney should appeal to women (and Hispanics) by reminding them that "jobs and the economy are now more important, perhaps, than other issues."

Women — what do they know, anyway?

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