Ted Cruz may be making one of his biggest mistakes of the campaign. He’s gambling on women.
In a time when American men have tired of being treated like we are the scourge of society, Cruz has made the very political choice to side with a false narrative. Carly Fiorina is not the best VP choice Cruz could have made; she was the choice of political expediency:
The campaign acknowledges the contrast Cruz is working to draw with Trump on women.“At the end of the day, Donald Trump alienates women at a tremendous rate, while at the same time Ted Cruz is someone who identifies and looks for opportunities to include women in the campaign in every way possible, and you see it with Carly Fiorina, the prominent role of Heidi in the campaign on the campaign trail, and of course, his two wonderful daughters,” said national spokesman Ron Nehring.Cruz cast himself as a feminist at his “Women for Cruz” coalition rollout in March: “Women are not a special interest. Women are a majority of the United States of America and every issue is a women’s issue,” Cruz said.
Say what you want about the Republican’s “women problem,” but Democrats have their own gender problem—and it’s bigger.
In every single primary this election cycle for which there are exit polls, more women than men have cast their votes for the Democratic nominee—and the gender gap appears to be getting wider. In all three of the primary states that voted Tuesday for which there are exit polls—Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania—Democrats had a gender gap of 20-points or larger.
The largest I found was in Mississippi, where Democrats had a gender gap of nearly 30 points.
And while Hillary Clinton wins women (except for in states where she loses handily to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders), she’s not always winning men and not winning them by as large margins. In two of the three states that voted Tuesday night for which there are exit polls—Connecticut and Pennsylvania—Ms. Clinton won over women but lost the men.
In Connecticut, Ms. Clinton won 57 percent of female voters (she also won the state). But Mr. Sanders won 55 percent of the male vote. In Pennsylvania, Ms. Clinton won 60 percent of women but, again, Mr. Sanders won men. Mr. Sanders carried 50 percent of the men’s vote in the Keystone State, with Ms. Clinton taking 49 percent (a closer split, but still telling).
The disconnect in the Democratic Party among male voters—especially white male voters—has been well documented. But as media outlets and Democrats love to focus on the gender gap among Republicans that favors men, they ignore the massive gender gap on the Democratic Party that favors women. It’s due in large part these days to the Party’s consistent pandering to women and minorities while ignoring white men.
It’s time that men get our respect back in the political arena. We’ve been kicked around for the sake of feminists, and no woman has benefited from these mean-spirited shrews. We are well past time to call feminists out for their destruction of the greatest country in the world for women or anybody else.