London is going through much the same thing. Here’s Tim Worstall quoted in full:
Why do women vote for Boris Johnson?
He is an infamous philanderer, promotes few senior women and female colleagues at City Hall complain about him bitterly. Yet the London mayor is a hit with women voters. Why?
In order to be a successful philanderer it is necessary to be liked by women.
Americans wondered much the same thing about Bill Clinton (and to a lesser extent, Barack Obama).
Worstall gets to the bottom of this: the question is the answer. Women like these guys. That’s all there is to it:
"I'd be happy to give him a blow job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal." —Nina Burleigh, former White House correspondent for Time magazine, in an interview with the Washington Post. She was elaborating on an article she wrote in Mirabella magazine, in which she admitted that she enjoyed having Bill Clinton check out her naked legs during a game of hearts aboard Air Force One. "If he had asked me to continue the game of hearts back in his room at the Jasper Holiday Inn," she wrote, "I would have been happy to go there and see what happened."
The liking them is primary. The part about supporting them with their votes is secondary.
The real question we ought to ask is why political parties don’t focus on finding candidates who satisfy this demographic. Instead, the stuffed shirts sneer.
Come to think of it though, this is no doubt part of Sarah Palin’s political appeal too. A certain breed of guy could just watch her talk about her opinions and tally them up as informed. That also explains a lot of the anti-Palin hysteria.