As a Woman, I Need Friends to Help Me Make Decisions

“Women sometimes need a little more handholding, or they need their friends to help them make a decision.”
— RNC co-chair Jan Larimer, on GOP efforts to recruit and train more women candidates


Honestly, this quote probably applies to everyone, men as well as women. Sometimes we all need a little help making decisions, or handholding when it comes to charting new territory.

But perhaps there are other reasons that women are not terribly interested in a GOP candidacy. I have two reasons right here:

  1. Perhaps women who are interested and active in politics are more likely to be liberal.
  2. Maybe conservative women feel that taking good care of their families and being there for their children, and raising them to be good citizens, is a more important endeavor than being involved in the time-consuming game of politics.

I'm sure you can think of many other reasons that the GOP is having a hard time finding women candidates. And I'll bet they have little to do with some inherent neediness to have someone else to handhold them.

3 thoughts on “As a Woman, I Need Friends to Help Me Make Decisions”

  1. Well, I did tone it down a bit. After all, not reason to go crazy. But I think that there are many reasons that women candidates aren’t drawn to the GOP. To assume and imply that it’s because we’re all too weak-minded to take the plunge kind of puts us all in a stereotypical box. Perhaps this kind of labeling of women is another reason that the GOP is having a hard time fielding female candidates…

  2. My brow got so raised and went all the way to the ceiling that I now have to get a ladder to peel it off, after reading that quote. But if I were part of the GOP, I’d have two words to discourage me from pursuing politics….Sarah Palin. Why would I want to be in her company???

    Anyway, I’m happy to have stumbled upon your blog. It’s always refreshing to find intelligent and liberal (blue) blogs written by women! More power to you and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts!

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