Mitt Romney's new effort to court women voters by accusing President Obama of waging a "war on women" via slow job growth got off to a bumpy start Wednesday, with his campaign surrogates unable to answer basic questions about his claims or immediately come up with his position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Keeping up their message, the Romney's campaign sent out a statement from supporter Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA):
“Barack Obama talks a good game on women in the economy, but the facts don’t back him up. Women in the Obama economy are facing hardships of historical proportions. Unemployment among women is at record levels and the number of women in poverty has risen to a near-two decade high. Everyone knows that President Obama has presided over massive job losses during his term. What they may not know is that women account for the vast majority of those lost jobs. All the Obama Administration has to offer is more of the same. Simply put, women cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama.”
An Obama spokeswoman noted that Mack voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009i, along with the vast majority of her colleagues in the House and Senate.