Op-Ed: Obama vs. Romney decides the issue — Women are smarter than men

Posted Nov 2, 2012 by Marcus Hondro
To begin, I get that Republicans are not likely to buy this argument but some Democrats might so I'm putting it out there - women are smarter than men and their support of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney cinches it.
President Barack Obama records an episode of The View at ABC Studios in New York  N.Y.  July 28  201...
President Barack Obama records an episode of The View at ABC Studios in New York, N.Y., July 28, 2010. Pictured, from left, are Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
File photo: Pete Souza / White House
Now poll after poll in the States, both nationally and in the states themselves, show a big reason Barack Obama has a high likelihood of serving his country as president a second term is the support he gets from women. If women only voted, President Obama would win with electoral college numbers north of 325.
Women: intelligence to support Obama
That support of Obama shows women have a greater intelligence than us males when it comes to assessing a situation. Women are not simply reacting to the 'now', though the 'now' in the U.S. is ever-improving, but are taking into account conditions in America when Obama took office. It was a bleak and economically fragile time in the U.S., indeed, next to the Great Depression the most difficult economic times the nation has seen.
There were record foreclosures, Wall Street was given a bailout that was hard for Americans to stomach and some 2 million jobs were lost in the final THREE MONTHS of George W. Bush's term. There was also the war in Iraq, waged by Bush without justification - no 'weapons of mass destruction' were found - and costing $9 billion a month. That war took the lives of thousands of young Americans and created chaos that the region has yet to recover from. It also created a deeper hatred of the U.S., one that continues to foster violence.
And while Obama and the Democrats have worked to fix the economy this world has struggled, and continues to. Yes, Obama has had 4 years but 4 years in our planet's Geo-political economic scene is comparatively about as long as Sarah Palin takes to make a comment about the "lamestream media" during a Fox News interview.
American women: Seeing the big picture
Clearly American women recognize that their country has moved forward and recognize that 32 straight months in which jobs in the private sector have been added to the U.S. economy is an indicator of that. Through their support they've also acknowledged that saving the auto industry was a boon to the U.S.. These issues, and others, have lead a large majority of women in the U.S. to believe Obama deserves a second term.
Meanwhile, a majority of men haven't taken into account what Obama inherited and do not seem capable of acknowledging the positives he's managed despite that faltering world economy. Comparable to children, they want their country's problems fixed RIGHT NOW. In their search for instant gratification - sounds familiar, no? - many men support a candidate who refuses to make known the details of how he will accomplish his grandiose promises. Women appear to know that the devil is in the details.
Remembering Mitt: Women and Romney
There are other things at play, such as women showing more compassion, something I equate with intelligence. For example, they know that a health care system that includes everyone will give to all families an extra level of security. Again in large numbers, men appear to be incapable of recognizing how a society can come together and take care of the fortunate and not so fortunate, and feel better, and prosper, for having done so.
And finally it seems that women have not forgotten that Mitt Romney refuses to release his taxes and can extrapolate from his refusal that there must something he is hiding. And they recall that Mitt Romney believes 47 percent of Americans are self-proclaimed victims and not worthy of his efforts. Then there's his flip-flopping on women's health issues, something they probably find easy to remember.
There are of course many issues to help to put woman on top, like few watch college basketball, most don't listen to Rush Limbaugh and they're capable of vacuuming, but it's their backing of Obama that's ended the centuries of debate around which sex is the smartest. And while I was largely correct in assuming GOPers won't buy the notion women show superior intelligence by preferring Obama over Romney, I will amend that to suggest there are at least some who will. Which ones, you ask?
The smart ones.