Others inadvertently reaffirmed notions that repelled women from the GOP in the first place.
OH: "Does anyone else notice that Obama is president for all of #Julia 's life?"— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 3, 2012
They suffered further setbacks when gag website Funny or Die, which has in previous election cycles thrived on political satire, garnered a video hit with a parody starring actress Kate Beckinsale, tactfully entitled “Republicans, Get In My Vagina!”Reinforcing the “anti-woman” attacks on the GOP, the video garnered 350,000 views in three days.Viral Video of the Week:Vanity Fair excerpted an upcoming book about the president by David Maraniss entitled Becoming Obama, which includes details of his liaisons before Michelle. The excerpts include the future president wooing women with poetry and love letters. In one, he says that T.S. Eliot “accedes to maintaining a separation of asexual purity and brutal sexual reality," in his seminal poem “The Wasteland.” The book also includes journal entries from former girlfriend Genevieve Cook, a women Obama says he had loved.Cook describes Obama’s room as “a mixture of smells that so strongly speak of his presence, his liveliness, his habits — running sweat, Brut spray deodorant, smoking, eating raisins, sleeping, breathing." She also says that Obama had “sexual warmth,” but added, “His warmth can be deceptive. Tho he speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting, there is also that coolness.” Critiques of Obama as a smooth talker whose words do not match his actions, it seems, have deep roots.The media chatter was not lost on Obama. As the president kicked off the first rallies of his campaign this week, he had his wife Michelle planted squarely at his side.#USelections2012 offers weekly insight into the US Presidential election through a social media lens, tracking candidates as they try to reach 270 electoral votes in 140 characters or less.
I saw #julia just now, hanging in Hennessey's, looking for a man with a huge deficit willing to support her if she puts out at election time— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 4, 2012
The writer is a Breaking News editor and blogger at The Jerusalem Post. Read his blog ‘The Bottom Line’ here.