I have noticed that the font that Mr. Romney is using for the signage for his Ohio campaign stops has a distinctly retro, nostalgic feel. A subliminal pull toward the past – the 30′s, 40′s or 50′s. The era of pin up girls, aprons, June Cleaver and big gas-sucking cars unhampered by pesky fuel economy regulation. An era that is pre-Stonewall, pre-Roe v. Wade, pre-the repeal of anti-micegenation laws. You know, back to a time when white men ran the world. No questions asked. We women of a certain age remember it too well.
Running backwards is exhausting and ultimately a physical impossibility. Looking over your shoulder is a good way to get a neck ache. America is not a country that moves backwards in the direction of restricting or reducing civil liberties. We leave that to countries like Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia. We are a country that is founded on principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That includes choice about our bodies, our health and who we choose to love.