CREATED Aug. 17, 2012
APPLETON, WI - A “Women for Mitt” tour bus stopped in Appleton Friday, drumming up support for the GOP candidate for president. The stop shows how important the women’s vote will be in the race.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefish and State Senator Alberta Darling were the key speakers making sure Wisconsin women lead the way to victory.
“We believe that Romney and Ryan is the way to take this country,” said Lt. Gov. Kleefish.
“Wisconsin is kind of becoming the focal showcase for political showcase for all things in nature,” said Jim Morrison, a political consultant.
In this election, whoever wins needs the women's vote. Morrison said in 2008 President Obama hit home with a lot of women, being young, good looking and a good speaker.
“Now he's a 4 year president. He's got a record. He's got things that he's done, he's got programs. Now the female vote has to take a look at the nice, charismatic president, but what has he done,” said Morrison.
And President Obama is facing something else, a hometown Wisconsinite.
“I don’t think having Paul Ryan can hurt,” said Morrison.
Lt. Governor Kleefish told the audience the key issues facing Wisconsin women are the economy, gas prices and jobs. A lot of people are talking about equal pay as well.
“Romney and Ryan 100% support women being paid the same as men for the same work,” said Kleefish.
Only about 30 women were invited to the bus tour. Johanna Edwards marks herself as a conservative.
“I think that people very hopeful in 2008,” said Johanna Edwards. “And I think that it was such a step in the opposite direction that people wanted to believe what president Obama was saying.”
But people protesting outside the event, they're not on board They’re still supporting Obama.
“He's the man with the vision, he's the man who is going to help the country he is the man that's going to help women's rights,” said Diane Kuse, an Obama supporter.
After the Appleton stop, the "Women for Mitt" tour bus was heading to Mosinee to spread the message for the GOP ticket.