Actually, Willard “Mitt” Romney needs much more than that, but let’s take one thing at a time.
As Romney steams toward the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign is vetting vice presidential possibilities. It is the most important choice he will make before the Republican convention in Tampa. Why not a woman?
In the 2012 election, women will be the deciders. But so far, women aren’t warming up to Willard. A recent USA Today/Gallup Poll found a “yawning gender gap” in the presidential campaign. In its swing states survey, women voters favored Obama over Romney, 54 percent to 36 percent.
The poll was taken March 20-26 in the 12 top swing states, including the key battlegrounds of Florida, Colorado, Iowa and Wisconsin. Among women, Obama leads Romney by 18 points. Romney leads among men by one point.
Republicans alienated women big-time when they plunged into a debate over whether religious organizations should insure contraceptive care.