Obama Campaign Sinks to New Low
With Ad Comparing Voting to First Sexual Encounter
Young Women Exploited, Insulted by Campaign's Reckless Lack of Judgment
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rae Lynne Chornenky,
president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW),
issued the following statement regarding the Obama campaign's new advertisement designed to appeal to young, single women.
“Yesterday, the Obama campaign plummeted to a new low when it released an advertisement in which actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham compares voting for the first time to losing one's virginity. The ad is clearly targeted to young, single women, particularly college-aged women, and implies that Barack Obama is the guy these young women should want to have their first 'voting' encounter with, because he 'cares about and understands women.' The ad is laced with sexual implications and double entendres, including this: 'My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman.'
“To exploit our young women like this is utterly tasteless, offensive and insulting, and it shows an almost reckless lack of judgment. After months of perpetuating the false 'war on women,' the Obama campaign has witnessed a significant erosion of support among women in the past month. It's obvious that this ad is a desperate measure for desperate times, but it demonstrates that nothing is off limits to Obama and his supporters -- not even the dignity of our daughters.”
Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of
active members in local clubs across the nation and in several
U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political
organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works
to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican
Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through
political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness
of women in the cause of good government.
For more information about the
NFRW, visit www.nfrw.org.
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