“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:
- Perhaps women who are interested and active in politics are more likely to be liberal.
- 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.