Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2206 - Susan Allen: Stiletto Nation: Savvy, Educated Conservative Women Headed to the Polls - Daily Caller

There is a great TV ad that depicts the hunting prowess of a woman in a shoe store — complete with safari-like music in the background. The woman traverses through each aisle looking for the prefect pair that makes the right statement that complements her lifestyle and can be obtained at a good value. Perhaps a similar ad could be made for women “shopping for candidates” in 2010. Today’s female voter is issue savvy, capable of doing comparison analysis and is searching for the new candidate that suits her lifestyle. These candidates better have answers to correcting a shaky economy and must offer more than a hopeful feeling when it comes to sloganeering. At what point will political pundits realize that calling each new election cycle “the year of the woman” grows tiresome and trite? So much has changed since 1984, when Geraldine Ferraro was placed on the ballot as a vice presidential candidate and a “year of the woman” was declared. Today, we have a stronger, more educated and vibrant voting bloc of female activists; together, women constitute a nearly 52 percent majority of the nationwide electorate. Read more...... Susan Allen is the former First Lady of Virginia. Hers is the fourth piece in a fall series of op-eds focused on women’s issues from the Independent Women’s Forum.

Albemarle-Charlottesville Republican Women's League Charlottesville, Virginia.  We had the honor of hosting Susan Allen at our luncheon on September 23, 2010.  Susan shared with us the role of conservative women in today's political world and much of the information in the above article she authored.  Below are some of the photos from this luncheon, where I tried to capture her warmth and engaging personality as she spent so much time just talking with all of us who attended.  

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