Obama 2012 targets female vote
November 18th, 2011
12:41 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama 2012 targets female vote

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's reelection campaign launched a new initiative, "Women for Obama," to encourage female voters to get involved in the 2012 race, according to Obama for America.

First lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chair of the group, tasked with the expanding the female vote and increasing their participation in the electoral process.

"Women are at the heart of everything we do, and they are at the heart of this campaign," Obama said on a conference call Friday, according to a statement. "You are all at the heart of your families, at the heart of our communities and your neighborhoods."

The new group, an arm of Operation Vote, will enable women to communicate with campaign leadership and have a voice in the campaign strategy, according to the release.

According to CNN National Exit Polls, Obama won 56% of the female vote in the 2008 presidential election.

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soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. FLIndependent

    Women are much smarter than Repubs think they are. We are NOT going to go back to pre Roe vs Wade days, unequal pay, being barefoot in the kitchen, etc. I would love to see Hillary Clinton & Michelle Obama debate Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann – that would say it ALL!!

    November 18, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. LIB

    What a great lady and a wonderful family! One of the greatest First Families this country has ever had. I am very satisfied with the current president. If trying to be president for All Americans is not the right course to go then we as a country are in big trouble. People who criticize this president and accuse him of not doing anythng need only to look at Congress. IT IS NOT up to the president to create jobs! For those who feel that this president is the problem with the economy, please feel free to exercise your right to vote and vote in another republican. If anybody truly believes the problems of the Bush era will be solved in just a mere three years, then I have two bridges to sell you for the price of one!

    November 18, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    ""They're going to get more and more shrill and they get more and mroe desperate. "
    Democrats have traditionally carried the female vote by a comfortable margin. The fact that democrars feel they need to out-fish that pond is showing desparation on their part, really."

    Now there's a fancy rationalization. Name me an election in which one or both parties failed to court their bases because they were simply so sure they had it all locked up. What's that? Never happens? Well golly, that sure makes your assertion look silly, now doesn't it?

    November 18, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    GAPeach wrote:
    Since Obama has been president, the big banks got bail outs while foreclosures skyrocketed. CEOs got million dollar deals while the middle class taxpayers got furlough days and cut salaries. Good grief, stop blaming Bush! How long are you going to use that line?
    Bush is blamed because is to blame. For it was Bush who was President when TARP was passed and the banks were bailed out. Bush was President when all of your accusations took place. So actually, no one is blaming Bush as much as they are stopping the right wing from re-writing history.

    America knows that conservatives are in denial. The polls show that a plurality of Americans blame Bush for the current poor economy because the Bush administration is in fact to blame. What you fail to realize is that the more you try to blame Obama the more you make people realize that you are trying to mislead them?

    Trying to blame Obama for TARP is like trying to blame Obama for The Great Depression.

    November 18, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. kayla

    another woman for obama.

    November 18, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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