Gina, a Republican voter from Arapahoe County, Colo., discussed her opposition to ObamaCare and support for the “sanctity of human life,” while also noting that economic issues are key and questioned a “single-issue voter” approach by Democrats. We interviewed her on Aug. 17, 2012, after the “Women for Mitt” Romney event at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colo.
QUESTION: “What is the most important issue for you in this election?”
ANSWER: “The most important issue for me would be the ObamaCare issue.”
Q: “What are you particularly thinking right now, or concerned about, with regard to ObamaCare?”
A: “I think that just the lack of respect for the sanctity of human life…trumps any other issue there is. And so, if he and I disagree on that, at the foundation of every other issue, there’s no way someone like that could represent me. And so, that becomes really prominent when you look at the specifics of ObamaCare and the HHS mandate.”
Q: “The Democrats, as Congresswoman McMorris [Rogers] mentioned today, have indicated that there’s a Republican ‘War on Women.’ What are your thoughts?
A: “My thoughts are that women are underestimated by Democrats. And they think that the only thing we know about is pro-life/pro-choice. And as you can hear from the talks today, we know a lot about the economy. And, we’re above, you know, being just a single-issue voter. That’s important to a lot of people, but there are, you know, but we’re knowledgeable about a lot of issues. So, I think really the ‘War on Women’ is coming from the Democrats.”
In an earlier post, we covered remarks by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, R-Wash., a surrogate for the Romney campaign, who debunked the Democratic Party’s claim of a “War on Women.”