March 27, 2013 |
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
October 28, 2012 |
ASHBURN, Va. - With the presidential contest in Virginia teetering on a knife's edge, Mitt Romney is counting on the economic concerns of suburban women to lock up a state that's almost a must-carry for him. Joanie Smerdzinski, 34, is one of them. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and still finds him more likable than his Republican rival. "I mean, would I want to hang out with Romney? No," said the political independent, who also disagrees with Romney's opposition to same-sex marriage.
May 8, 2012 |
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick - drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman's life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama. But Romney does not seem amused. “This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president's policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night.
April 12, 2012 |
Ann Romney weighed in publicly Thursday about the firestorm over a Democratic strategist's remark that she'd never “worked a day in her life” - arguing that her choice and the choice of other women to stay home and raise their children should be respected. With a smile, the wife of the presumed Republican nominee brushed off Hilary Rosen's comments on CNN on Wednesday night that she'd “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing” and should not be advising her husband about the economic struggles women are facing in the recession.
April 12, 2012 |
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The shrill debate over a Democratic strategist's assertion that stay-at-home mom Ann Romney should not be advising her husband about women's economic travails glossed over the bind that Mitt Romney finds himself in as he pivots to the fall election. The problem is this: Many of the economic policies that the former Massachusetts governor has embraced during the contentious Republican primary could make it much harder for him to appeal to the moderate and independent women who are key to his quest for the White House.
April 11, 2012 |
As Mitt Romney continued his efforts to make inroads with women by bashing President Obama's record, his campaign's hesitation about whether Romney supports a law making it easier for women to file lawsuits alleging pay inequity sparked a social media skirmish between the two campaigns. Attempting to halt a slide in his support from moderate and independent women, Romney has centered his events this week in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on job losses among women since Obama took office.