Commentary By Ron Beasley
As I noted below there is a serious attempt by the Catholic Church and their authoritarian allies in the Republican party to undo the enlightenment. This should not be a surprise, people and organizations never want to give up power. But the ones who will be most impacted are not pleased, women.
In the fifth Swing States survey taken since last fall, Obama leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney 51%-42% among registered voters just a month after the president had trailed him by two percentage points.
The biggest change came among women under 50. In mid-February, just under half of those voters supported Obama. Now more than six in 10 do while Romney's support among them has dropped by 14 points, to 30%. The president leads him 2-1 in this group.
In an attempt to appeal to the Neanderthal base the Republicans have alienated everyone else. The candidates can't win the primary without the knuckle draggers but can't help but alienate independents and especially women. Most Catholics reject the authoritarian bishops as do the vast majority of American women. Can Romney shake up the the EtchAScetch without alienating the base and get back the women?