Romney Infographic: “Women & The Obama Economy”
The Romney campaign is pushing back on the “Republican War on Women” meme with this infographic on “Women & The Obama Economy.”
First, let me stipulate, as I have on pretty much every blog post on the subject regardless of who’s sitting in the White House, that I think the president has a negligible impact on the economy. Second, since one presumes that most of the lost employment took place early in Obama’s presidency, thus before his policies could be enacted, much less take hold, President Obama likely deserves especially little blame for job losses. Third, I can’t off the top of my head think of any Obama economic policies that should have been disproportionately bad for women’s employment.
So, as political science or economic analysis goes, the infographic is not particularly compelling. It is, however, spectacularly good politics. Candidate Obama leveraged the horrible economy of the tail end of the Bush Administration to lambaste John McCain and continues to claim that “Republicans drove the economy into a ditch.” Turnabout is fair play.