First Lady Michelle Obama, longtime feminist activist Gloria Steinem and several other prominent Democratic women will be the featured guests at a fundraiser in New York City next month for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, in an effort to mobilize and energize Democratic women for 2012.
“Women are a really important constituency for us,” said an Obama campaign aide. “Their involvement and support was integral in 2008 and we are not taking their support for granted in 2012. The idea behind this fundraiser is engaging women, on a wider scale, to get involved and energized about the political process and the 2012 election.”
The fundraiser is not part of the specific “Women for Obama” effort, a grassroots effort to connect with women voters that the campaign will be relaunching for 2012.
The involvement of Steinem and others in the Obama 2012 effort could help get more Clinton supporters actively involved.
I just have to wonder what would happen if Sarah Palin won the GOP nomination. I’m sure women’s groups will support Obama because they have been co-opted by the Democratic party.
But who will women vote for?
BTW – How does the Obama campaign launch a “grassroots effort?” By definition anything they launch would not be grassroots.