We presently have Bernie Sanders going head to head with Hillary. How might women view this matchup? On the one hand, we have people like Gloria Steinem suggesting that women are attracted to Bernie because that is where the boys are (does anybody believe that?). Furthermore, Madeline Albright suggests that there is a special place in hell for women who do not support Hillary. A look at how Ms. Albright operates might be in order,
I would think that she has little credibility with anyone. Basically, the pitch to women seems to be “vote for me because I am a woman”
Bernie Sanders on the other hand has really unique personal history. From IBD,
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday his parents would never have thought their son would end up in the Senate and running for president. No kidding. He was a ne’er-do-well into his late 30s.
“It’s certainly something that I don’t think they ever believed would’ve happened,” the unabashed socialist remarked during CNN’s Democratic town hall forum, as polls show him taking the lead in Iowa and New Hampshire.
He explained his family couldn’t imagine his “success,” because “my brother and I and Mom and Dad grew up in a three-and-a-half-room rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn, and we never had a whole lot of money.”
It wasn’t as bad as he says. His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.
“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.
Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”
One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.
Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.
The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”
From this we learn that he doesn’t have any real talent, anything that might peg him as an alpha (or maybe not even a steady-eddie beta). Omega? So there is nothing in his persona or history that is particularly attractive to women. Women (and men) can be attracted to alphas (if only there was one in the race…). Still he has done well with young women,
Bernie Sanders’ victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primaries pointed to the overwhelming support Sanders has among young women—Sanders garnered 53 percent of the female vote overall, compared with Clinton’s 46 percent. Among women under 45, Sanders received 69 percent of votes; among women under 30, he got 82 percent.
His main pitch is twofold. He will grow the economy an enormous amount; and then redistribute lots of the resulting goodies. As for the working to make the economy grow, white men do need to apply. As for the redistribution of goodies, well, white men need not apply. His promises have become so ludicrous, that even the far left magazine Mother Jones has noticed,
WTF? Per-capita GDP will grow 4.5 percent? And not just in a single year: Friedman is projecting it will grow by an average of 4.5 percent every year for the next decade. Productivity growth will double compared with Congressional Budget Office projections—and in case you’re curious, there has never been a 10-year period since World War II in which productivity grew 3.18 percent. Not one. And miraculously, the employment-population ratio, which has been declining 2000 and has never reached 65 percent ever in history, will rise to 65 percent in a mere 10 years.
So there will be much more income overall, and lots of goodies (redistribution he calls it) on top of that.
This all would benefit women, because everybody knows that the growth projections are BS, but the redistribution parts are not. This is the Feminine Imperative (the FI in the title) playing out on the national scale. The short answer — women are attracted to Bernie Sanders for no discernible reason (surely not because of an alpha vibe) other than he promises lots of new money for them.