Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.That's 50.8 percent of the population there, Chauncey, and about 53 percent of the voters. So back to helping out the poor, oppressed, wealthy white guy. Now those people's issues matter, after all they're bankrolling the campaign.
The bulk of the cash being funneled to super PACs -- groups independent from political campaigns that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money -- comes from a select few wealthy Americans. One look at the list of donors bankrolling these groups makes one thing clear: This new element of American politics is overwhelmingly dominated by men.[cross-posted at Firedoglake]