The "Sex and the City" vote


Geraldine Sealey
March 10, 2004 11:21PM (UTC)

Forget NASCAR dads, that mythical voting bloc Bush is known to pander to. Martha Burk writes on TomPaine.com that single women could be the group that truly impacts the 2004 vote.

Burk says "65 percent of single women think the country is headed in the wrong direction. That could be good news for the Democrats, but only if they're willing to appeal to women as women. Candidates are notoriously reluctant to go after the women's vote specifically. The joke around Washington during the State of the Union speech was that if you took a drink every time George Bush said 'nu-cue-ler' you'd go home smashed, but if you took a drink every time he said 'woman' you'd be stone cold sober."

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Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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