User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


76° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

Severe storms possible Sunday night: Click here for details.

 

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Sioux Falls Women Respond To Binder Buzz

October 17, 2012, 4:55 PM by Perry Groten

Sioux Falls Women Respond To Binder Buzz
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Tuesday night's presidential town hall spawned the latest political catch-phrase to go viral. Republican Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment exploded over Facebook and Twitter and has plenty of people talking and tweeting in KELOLAND.

Women are a highly-prized and sought-after voting block in this year's election. So Romney's off-hand remark about "binders full of women" during the debate really struck a chord online and over coffee.

"I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Could you help us find folks?'  And they brought us whole binders full of women," Romney said at the debate Tuesday night.

Romney's debate response to a question about women in the workforce has turned into a coffee shop talking point. 

"If he did have women in the binder, he probably really had his thumb on them," Rochelle Schotzko of Sioux Falls said.

"He was seeking, he found a binder full of women who would like the job,"  Barbara Nour of Sioux Falls said.

Some women think the "binders" comment will draw attention to the pay imbalance women face on the job.

"Women have to fight for what they want.  And we can do it, we can do it.  And if that's what's important to us, then we need to go out there and fight for it," Sandy Beckman of Sioux Falls said.

Other women think the social media's seizing upon the binder comment is going way overboard.

"Some of the issues are kind of nonsense as far as I'm concerned," Nour said. "I don't know what the big deal's about."

To the more cynical voters, the binders backlash has turned the presidential race from a three-ring circus into a three-ring binder.

"I want a woman to be President, they know how to balance a budget," Schotzko.

One woman we spoke with questions whether Romney would have ever used the phrase "binders full of men" in any context during the campaign.
    
But Romney supporters we spoke with say his binders comment hasn't changed their favorable opinion of him.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View politics

You may also like

AG: Marriage Rights Must Coexist With Religious Freedom

7/2/2015 1:09 PM

Jackley said Thursday that the constitutional right to marry that's now guaranteed to same-sex couples must coexist with the constitutional right ...

Full Story
New Laws Bring Changes To Commercial Driver's Licenses

7/1/2015 6:52 AM

The new regulations raise the minimum age to apply for a commercial driver's license from 16 to 18.

Full Story
Activists Deliver Papers To Block Election Law, Youth Wage

6/29/2015 1:31 PM

Activists attempting to block two state laws from going into effect have turned in signatures collected from thousands of South Dakotans to refer the ...

Full Story
Election Law Changes To Go Before Voters In 2016 Election

6/30/2015 7:52 AM

The office announced late Monday that sampling showed nearly 14,200 valid signatures, a few hundred more than required.

Full Story
Delegation: All Claims From 2013 Wildfire To Be Denied

6/30/2015 10:59 AM

South Dakota's congressional delegation says all residents in South Dakota and North Dakota seeking damages from the federal government for a 2013...

Full Story


Events