Laura Bassett, Huffington Post – October 11, 2016
When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by double digits among women in 2012, it seemed as if the GOP’s “woman problem” had hit its nadir. It all added up to calamity for the Republican Party. Female voters soundly rejected Romney, Akin and other male GOP candidates in 2012.
Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress – March 23, 2016
“Donald Trump has had several foreign wives,” Romney joked at the annual dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee Tuesday night. “It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do.” The joke may seem like a one-off, but it’s building off a strategy the anti-Trump coalition is trying out this week: slut-shaming.