Quote of the Night: 'Binders Full of Women'

Romney's one-liner in the Hofstra University presidential debate went viral.

According to the Huffington Post, "the biggest winner during Tuesday night's town hall presidential debate may have been 'binders full of women.'"

Responding to a question about how the candidates would mitigate gender inequality in the workplace, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said  women's groups brought him "whole binders full of women" when he sought to diversify his cabinet as governor of Massachusetts.

The Huffington Post reported that the phrase was mentioned more than 40,000 times in one minute on Twitter, and by the time th debate was over, a "Binders Full of Women" Facebook page had over 100,000 likes.

And check out this Tumblr page of "binders full of women"-inspired Internet memes.

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Tell us: What are your thoughts on Romney's response to gender inequality in the workplace? 

Donal Pearce October 18, 2012 at 12:42 AM
So interesting that the naysayers all knew full well what he meant by it with regards to binders full of 'resumes' of women. Silly naysayers! Come on.
Secret I'm Listed October 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
So interesting that when the "other" candidate (usually the Democratic one) misspeaks, its okay for it to go viral because, of course, he said what he said, and by God, he meant it. Silly fanatics! Come on. Why are these political gaffes only permissable if they're made by the other guy? I'm not a Democrat nor Republican....I consider myself an American who votes for whomever I feel will do the best job...party be damned! I will say this, though. The Republicans are more apt to be fanatical about their candidate than are the Democrats...I think it could be Charlie Manson running under the Republican label, and the Republicans would be just as fanatical about him as anyone else from their party. Makes me think that if I had to associate myself with a party, it would have to be the Democratic just so I could avoid most of the bullsh__. I'm so sick of the lies, the accusations, the crap that comes out during elections, that I can almost understand why some people choose not to vote.
David Chess October 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM
The question that should have been asked as a follow up to Romney's non answer was: Were the women employed at Bain compensated on equal par with the men? Romney's answer was a made up story as he never requested the "list of women for his cabinet" the list was sent to him by a womans group.
Kindel Morris October 18, 2012 at 05:19 PM
There was a lot of really good substantive discussion in the debate and the best you can do is talk about the "binders full of women"...really? I am disappointed in the coverage by the Glendora Patch, I have come to really expect more from you. If this paper is what your turning into, then I may not be interested in reading anymore.
Mikey's Mom October 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Thumbs up Kindel Morris! I'm all for keeping this a neutral blogger - I get ehough of this sort of *%^& on Facebook!
Gloria October 18, 2012 at 06:54 PM
The Patch should be neutral, not try to elicit pro and con comments re: politicians. What's the point, ratings???
Jack Morgan October 19, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Romney 2012.
Paul H. October 20, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Let's create, "Hope...with change."
Mikey's Mom October 20, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Kudos Paul the 3rd


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