GOP Tries Luring Women Voters With Dating Show-Style Debate (Video)


In a poorly planned and executed attempt to win the hearts of the known left-leaning women voters, one GOP debate for the Republican candidates vying for the party's gubernatorial nod focused on women's issues, but in the form of a dating game.

Because that's the only way to get the attention of women, right? Because instead of being simply interested in a meaningful and intelligent conversation about important issues, we women have to be drawn in with "Bachelor"-style antics?

I think if anything, this move shows how much the Republican party doesn't understand women at all.

On Tuesday, three out of the four candidates in the Colorado Republican primary for the governor's seat were settled in to participate in the "Women and Colorado’s Future" debate.

But things obviously started taking a turn for the sexist when the event moderator announced that this debate would be set up dating-game-style, where women in the audience could interview the three "bachelors" onstage: former Congressman Bob Beauprez, former state Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The fourth candidate, ex-congressman Tom Tancredo, did not attend. Maybe he had a premonition that his own party would totally make a fool of itself?

The moderator carried the gaffe into the evening, suggesting that the female questioners should stand on stage with the politicians because that would make the scene more "ornamental."

Yes, let's continue to objectify women, using them as pretty props as the men on stage get down to business.

Clearly, the Colorado GOP has a "women problem," and doesn't even know how to begin in addressing it.

H/T: ThinkProgress