National Review: Women ‘evolved’ to prefer superior rich men like Romney

By David Edwards
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:04 EDT
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A deputy editor for the conservative National Review magazine has come to the sexist conclusion that “Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote” because his wealth makes him superior to Barack Obama, “[f]rom an evolutionary point of view.”

“The conventional biological wisdom is that men select mates for fertility, while women select for status — thus the commonness of younger women’s pairing with well-established older men but the rarity of the converse,” Kevin Williamson wrote in the Aug. 27 issue of the magazine. “Age is cruel to women, and subordination is cruel to men.”

“You want off-the-charts status? Check out the curriculum vitae of one Willard M. Romney: $200 million in the bank (and a hell of a lot more if he didn’t give so much away), apex alpha executive, CEO, chairman of the board, governor, bishop, boss of everything he’s ever touched,” he continued, noting that “high-status animals” like Romney tend to have more male offspring.

“Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes,” Williamson asserted.

“From an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote. All of it. He should get Michelle Obama’s vote,” the deputy editor opined. “Romney’s net worth is more than that of the last eight U.S. presidents combined.”

Williamson added that Romney needed to get in touch with his “inner rich guy.”

“Some Occupy Wall Street types, believing it to be the height of wit, have begun to spell Romney’s name ‘Rmoney.’ But Romney can do better than that — put it in all caps: R-MONEY. Jay-Z can keep his puny little lowercase letters and the Maybach.”

“You want to make it rain? R-MONEY is going to make it storm, like biblical,” Williamson said. “Rappers boast about their fat stacks: R-MONEY’s fat stacks live in a beachfront house of their own in the Hamptons, and the bricks in that house are made from tightly bound hundred-dollar bills. You have a ton of money? R-MONEY has 200 metric tons of money if he decides to keep it in cash.”

A Gallup survey found in July that 20 percent of voters would be less likely to support Romney because of his immense wealth.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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