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25 10, 2012

Do Your Ovaries Do the Talking at Election Time?

By | October 25th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|0 Comments

First it was magic uteruses having an impact on election 2012. Now, according to a new study, it looks like candidates and pollsters who want to know more about the all-important woman's vote should have a chat with our ovaries. Any research that puts my hormones ahead of my brain demands serious skepticism. But the [...]

26 07, 2012

Photo ID Laws Disenfranchise Women Voters

By | July 26th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|7 Comments

  Women voters beware. Right-wing attempts to push through tougher voter ID laws may keep you from voting in November. I'm not talking about zombie moms. I'm not talking about women trying to pull the wool over some poll worker's eyes in order to vote in a different town. I'm not even talking [...]

10 07, 2012

What Obamacare Means for One Mom

By | July 10th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|2 Comments

The Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court, even though there was considerable media confusion about that at first. When the first reports came out when the decision was handed down, emotions ran high all across the country -- both for those who were praying for it to remain law and for [...]

24 06, 2012

Women “Having it All?”: Our Culture of Exhaustion

By | June 24th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|8 Comments

We haven't had a guest "mother of intention" for a while, but my wonderful friend Carol Schiller was sharing some amazing thoughts about the recent "debate" about whether women can have it all.  So I persuaded her to share her thoughts with us, and she's probably going to be sorry, because after this, I'm going [...]

11 04, 2012

GOP Candidates on the “Hot” Topics

By | April 11th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|1 Comment

And then there were three.  With Rick Santorum bowing out of the presidential race to salvage any chance he has at running again in 2016, three Republican candidates remain in the race.  So where do they stand on the "hot topics" we all love to debate?  Here's your Mom Vote 2012 primer: Birth Control This [...]

29 03, 2012

Rick Santorum: GOP Ladies’ Man

By | March 29th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|0 Comments

Conservative women voters LOVE Rick Santorum! While those of us on the Democratic side of the aisle worry about what will happen to our access to birth control and our reproductive health rights if the former Pennsylvania Senator were to become president, many Republican women favor Santorum over Mitt Romney by huge numbers. But why? [...]

3 03, 2012

Super Tuesday, Here We Come!

By | March 3rd, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|0 Comments

Buckle up, because the biggest day of the 2012 primary season is almost upon us.  Ten states will decide on Tuesday, March 6 who their favorite Republican candidate is.  Usually at least by Super Tuesday, we know which way the political winds are blowing.  But as with the Democratic party in 2008, things are still [...]

1 03, 2012

Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

By | March 1st, 2012|2012 election, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mom Vote 2012, Moms & Politics, Politics, Women in Politics, Women Online|2 Comments

Women decide elections. That's a fact that's been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don't want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women voters who happen to be moms, well, it's just been easier for so-called political masterminds to put [...]

22 02, 2012

Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

By | February 22nd, 2012|2012 election, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mom Vote 2012, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|3 Comments

  Rick Santorum has found his footing as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He's gaining attention by the day, which is borne out by recent polls that put him in a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney, the GOP pick who was supposed to be the inevitable challenger to President Barack Obama.  [...]

9 02, 2012

All the Presidents’ (Candidates’) Wives

By | February 9th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|0 Comments

Much ado has been made about Jodi Kantor’s book, The Obamas, for its focus on the First Couple’s marriage and the role that First Lady Michelle Obama has a White House influencer. Critics (of both Michelle Obama and Kantor) have chimed in with the question, “Why do we need to know about married [...]

24 01, 2012

Mom Vote 2012 — Who Are the GOP Candidates?

By | January 24th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|Comments Off on Mom Vote 2012 — Who Are the GOP Candidates?

Who are the current Republican candidates running for president?  The list is changing every week, as some of the candidates we thought we'd see through more of the primary season have dropped out.  We've said goodbye to Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman.  But here's what you need to know about the remaining candidates [...]