Remember that whole women problem that the Republicans definitely don’t have?
I think it just got a whole lot worse.
On a media call this morning, when asked if he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which helps ensure women get paid fairly, the Romney camp refused to answer. Audio of Romney campaign aides saying “we’ll get back to you on that” after being asked about the bill can be found here.
The ridiculous and dodgy comment inspired the hashtag #WellGetBackToYouOnThat on Twitter.
As you all know, the Lilly Ledbetter Act is an important piece of feminist history. It was signed just three years ago, when it became the first bill Obama signed as President in January 2009. It would be pretty absurd for Romney not to support it, but it is perhaps even more absurd that his aides don’t know where he stands on it. This latest move only serves to underscore how little thought is being devoted to courting the vote of women in this Republican election. And I have the feeling they are going to pay for it. In fact, polls indicate that they already are.
The Romney camp said an answer to the question will be forthcoming- I’m not sure I’d hold my breath but I will be sure to update this post when they do.