The latest volley in the fight for women voters, “The Life of Julia,” has pitted the Obama campaign’s vision of a country under Mitt Romney’s leadership against the president's record.
"The Life of Julia" is essentially an interactive timeline, a tool that examines the life of a composite of American women -- a fictional character named Julia -- and the different ways in which the policies of Obama and Romney would affect her.
Under President Obama, for example, the tool asserts that at the age of 3, Julia would be "enrolled in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve programs like this one, Julia joins thousands of students across the country who will start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.”
The description is a stark contrast to Julia’s hypothetical childhood under Romney, whose “budget could cut programs like Head Start by 20%, meaning the program would offer 200,000 fewer slots per year.”