Charlie Baker, it is said, is trying to close the yawning gender gap reflected in the polls (the latest Globe poll shows Coakley holding a 16-point lead among women; WBUR has her up 20). He’s got a whole “Women for Charlie” thing going. At one of these events, he got asked a really easy question. And, well, this is what happened.
Oh dear, oh dear. Joan Vennochi tries to set Charlie straight.
The softball queries from family, friends, and running mate Karyn Polito were silly and insulting to female voters he is targeting — and so were the candidate’s answers.
That’s the judgment of a horrified Baker supporter who called afterwards to say when it comes to talking to women in settings like that, her candidate needs an intervention….
Fox 25’s Sharman Sacchetti … asked whether Baker believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired after the domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice. “If we fired everybody every time we got into one of these situations, I don’t know, I would like to see more data and more information,” said Baker. So much for heart.
It’s especially good if you repeat Baker’s answer in robot voice. “I – don’t – know – I – would – like – to – see – more – data – and – more – information.” “MORE – DATA.” “MORE – DATA.”
With weak performances like that, Baker is not doing anything to erase his robotic number-crunchy reputation.