reply to post by pajoly
I realize the original question only specified "Republican" women, but your argument and list doesn't really fully address the issue at hand.
First, there is huge difference in how the media, left or right biased, deals with candidates for President and the "lesser" (for lack of a better
term) offices, such as Congress (Snowe, Collins, Dole, Hutchison) and Governor (I assume you meant Ann Richards, past Governor of my State).
Second, I will address each of those you named, individually.
Olympia Snowe - "Republicans" in the northeast often hold different political ideologies (or at least vote differently) than those in other areas
of the country. As an example, I submit this article from www.libertarianrepublican.net .
Friday, May 6, 2011
Olympia Snowe voting "more conservative" anticipating a Libertarian Republican challenger
The Senator is "terrified" by a Tea Party challenge from the Right
Democrats accuse Snowe of scrambling to appease conservative voters at home in anticipation of a possible Tea-Party challenge next year.
“For good reason, Olympia Snowe is terrified of a conservative primary challenge,” said Shripal Shah, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial
Campaign Committee. “Today she tried to score political points with her base at the expense of Maine’s economy and small businesses.”
Snowe votes with Republicans 74% of the time, while the average for all "Republicans" is 82%. Particular issues on which Snowe parts ways with most
Republicans are abortion, stem cell research, gay rights and the environment.
"Ann Richardson" - I assume you meant Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas? Sorry, she was a Democrat.
Kay Bailey Hutchison - A measure of how Texas Rebublicans feel about Hutchison was the 2010 Republican primary. Perry 52.1% Hutchison 30.8%
Susan Collins - Like Snowe, not quite the typical Republican. And, like Snowe, has an 83% approval rating from Pro-Choice America.
Elizabeth Dole - Defintely Republican. From what little I know about Dole, her political ideologies appear to be closely aligned with those of Palin.
So, why do you
think she avoided the full court press of the liberal media, like we are seeing with Palin? (Other than the obvious difference
in the level of office, which I mentioned earlier)