John McCain is trailing Barack Obama in polls of female voters. But maybe the “women’s town hall meeting” he’s holding in Wisconsin today will help him turn things around?
We’re gonna say probably not, and for three reasons. First, Obama spent some time yesterday making sure the media wrote about McCain’s opposition to equal pay measures and abortion rights (with Hillary Clinton at his side, no less). Second, McCain’s message to women voters is designed to focus specifically on pocketbook issues for families and small businesses, which happens to be the same exact message that his close pal Phil Gramm peed all over yesterday. And third, there’s just no undoing the time the c-bomb was dropped on wifey.
But then again, it is said that McCain does hold a certain sway over women.