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Where Is the Outrage Over 2020 Dems ‘Compiling Spreadsheets of Potential Minority Staff?’

Why are Democrats getting a pass in 2020 for doing what Romney was relentlessly mocked for in 2012?

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2018 @2:16pm
Where Is the Outrage Over 2020 Dems ‘Compiling Spreadsheets of Potential Minority Staff?’

Politico reported this week that some Democratic candidates who are considering running for president in 2020 are “compiling spreadsheets of potential minority staffers,” because there is a small “pool of nonwhite campaign managers and senior advisers.”

According to Politico, the lack of qualified minority staffers “stems from the failure of Democratic lawmakers and office seekers to diversify their staffs at the senior level.”

These campaigns should be applauded for attempting to create a more diverse staff, which is more representative of the American electorate.

But some Republicans might start wondering: where is the liberal outrage over this report, given that these potential 2020 candidates are doing almost exactly what former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney did when he was governor of Massachusetts?

During a presidential debate in 2012, Romney said that when he was governor of Massachusetts he asked a number of women’s groups and staff to compile “binders full of women” they thought would be qualified to serve in his Cabinet.

Romney was relentlessly mocked by Democrats and members of the media for the phrase.

“We don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women,” then-president Barack Obama said on the campaign trail the next day, according to the Washington Post.

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, who is now considering running for president in 2020, also relentlessly mocked Romney for his comments in 2012. During the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign, Biden would often use a binder during his stump speech to attack Romney for his comments.

Their point? You shouldn’t need a binder of women to find qualified candidates because qualified women are in abundance.

So why was Romney attacked so much in 2012 by Democrats for doing virtually the same thing that Democrats are doing now ahead of 2020?

Democrats were desperate to paint Romney in 2012 as a misogynist who didn’t understand women’s issues. When the facts and Romney’s record didn’t support that narrative, they latched on to comments Romney made during a debate to gin up opposition to the then-presidential candidate.

But that chorus of criticism on the left will likley never materialize for Democrats seeking to do the same in 2020.

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