Noting that President Obama “is making an issue of” Mitt Romney’s reference to the binders full of women, Philip Klein believe the Democrat’s “campaign is increasingly worried about signs that Romney is closing the gender gap, which would mean lights out for his reelection given Romney’s advantages among male voters“:
It’s hard to see what argument Obama is advancing here, however. The attack isn’t even that Romney didn’t hire enough women as governor. It’s that he had to consult a binder prepared by a women’s group to find more female candidates when he wanted to hire more women. Is the suggestion that if he cared about women more he would have just hired his friends and associates rather than draw from a wider applicant pool?
My nephew had fun with the Democratic emphasis on the binders and created this graphic: