American Family Association research director Ed Vitagliano offers this creative explanation for the President's enthusiastic showing among women voters last Tuesday.
They said ‘what Hollywood star do women love’ and they found that they love overwhelmingly George Clooney, so what they did is they went and got George Clooney to have a dinner with President Obama and then they had a big fundraiser and they said to women, ‘if you want to have dinner with George Clooney and President Obama here is how much you pay per plate for this big fundraiser.’ They did the same thing in the east with Sarah Jessica Parker, who was a beloved icon of many women. So what they did, and it’s brilliant even while cynical, is they hooked women to Obama through these Hollywood stars. These women were saying well ‘George Clooney loves President Obama,’ and a fair number of them I’m guessing said, ‘so I love President Obama,’ and the same thing with Sarah Jessica Parker. That to me, and this is obviously an overstatement, that to me is not what the Founding Fathers envisioned that when they were hoping for a well-informed electorate being advised of the issues and studying the issues, no, what we’ve devolved to is ‘I love George Clooney, George Clooney loves President Obama, therefore I love President Obama.’
Got that? Conservatives' failure with women this year was not the natural reaction to a mountain of tone-deaf legislation attacking their rights, and not even the result of President Obama's own considerable appeal, but instead happened because ill-informed women were unable to resist the supernatural charms of George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker. And this, fellow Americans, is why The Clooney must never fall into enemy hands.