No woman wants to be seen as intolerant or mean. And that's how the Republican Party is coming across these days. For a lot of GOP women I know, the cringe factor is high. They don't want to hear talk radio's Top 10 List of Who Should Leave the Republican Party. They want to hear a broader message of inclusion and diversity. They're not single-issue voters, and they're not even "women's issue" voters anymore. They want to be part of the debate about the looming Obama agenda, especially when it comes to keeping their families safe in the war on terrorism, fixing the economy in ways that don't bankrupt our children, and reforming healthcare without a government takeover.
Until that day comes, more and more Republican sisters will keep walking out the door.