It made a lot of sense at the time, but it clearly won't be the guiding principle in the 2012 presidential campaign, which is shaping up to be quite a nasty affair.
After Republicans committed multiple rhetorical blunders on women's health issues recently, President Obama had a rubbing-it-in fest when he addressed a group of several hundred politically active women on Friday. The GOP's position against requiring coverage of contraception in health plans was especially "illuminating," Obama told the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. "It was like being in a time machine," he quipped.
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