Women focused on economy to be targeted by NARAL as “Obama defectors”

By | September 21st, 2012

Female “Obama defectors” in metro Denver, prepare for a barrage. NARAL Pro-Choice America suspects you may be casting your ballot on the economy this year, and they don’t like it.

“In a presidential election where the nation’s 104 million female voters will be a much-wooed bloc, NARAL Pro-Choice America has narrowed its top targets to just more than 300,000 women in 25 swing counties,” reported Roll Call. “The pro-abortion-rights lobby says these women support abortion rights and voted for President Barack Obama four years ago but have defected because the economy and other issues.”

It’s no wonder. Household income fell again last year, and now stands at 1995 levels, adjusted for inflation. Even as an increasing number of women become their family’s primary breadwinners, an estimated 780,000 fewer women were working in June than when Pres. Obama took office.

With NARAL, the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research firm, based in Washington D.C., has developed what it calls “a one-of-a-kind ‘Obama Persuasion Defector’ model.”

“’We think that these 25 counties are the ones that are actually going to decide the election,’” [NARAL policy director Beth] Shipp explained, according to The Daily Caller.

“The group says they plan spend between $2.5 million – $3 million targeting these women for their votes through cable, online and social media advertising. As well as volunteer efforts such as ‘peer-to-peer’ personal phone calls.”

And where are the “Obama defectors” - a NARAL phrase - thought to be located?

“The counties include Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia; Adams and Denver in Colorado; Cuyahoga and Franklin in Ohio; and Hillsborough and Pinellas in Florida,” reported Roll Call.

At risk of losing women over the economy - and Pres. Obama losing re-election - NARAL will identify and target “Obama defectors” with its message, one that was featured prominently at the Democratic National Convention.

“Conversation by conversation, vote by vote, door by door, we will re-elect Pres. Barack Obama,” NARAL President Nancy Keenan ended her remarks [See video above]. “I will see you on the campaign trail.”