Yeah…couple things about this.
1.The question being asked was about equal pay for equal work; How do your “binders full of women” solve the gender gap, exactly? Maybe, a good debate tactic at this point would be to discuss legislative items that can enact lasting change for millions of women across the country because, quite frankly, not all of us got the chance to be profiled in your three rings.
2. The most concerning part of this comment is that it does not actually address inequality at all, which shows the equity value of a Romney administration. Where you spend your time and energy reflects priorities; there is no evidence that Governor Romney has, or plans on, spending any time or energy on gender inequality. Merely having women in leadership positions does not answer the constant disconnect in male-to-female representation, and it certainly does not give us a picture of your ideas at eradicating the pay gap.
3. If your office ended up having more women in senior leadership positions, you should probably look into what was initially wrong with your hiring process that made it completely unattractive to women in the first place.
4. How can you expect women to take you seriously with regards to gender inequality when you just told them that you and a group of bros spent your time going through binders of them? Considering that one of the most loudly chanted complaints against your potential as President is being out of touch, this was probably not the best use of time.
5. The worst part? Governor Romney, you were obviously very pleased with your answer to the question.
6. As it turns out, not only was the binder story false, but “…a UMass-Boston study found that the percentage of senior-level appointed positions held by women actually declined throughout the Romney administration, from 30.0% prior to his taking office, to 29.7% in July 2004, to 27.6% near the end of his term in November 2006. “