Women vote Democrat because they are smarter, Obama said to a White House audience Monday afternoon.
He made the remark at the end of a talk at the White House Summit on Working Families. “Somebody asked: ‘Well, it’s well-known that women are more likely to vote for Democrats,’ to which I said, women are smarter,” Obama said. “This is true.”
The rest of Obama’s talk centered on paid maternity leave, a minimum wage of $10.10, flexibility in the workplace, and access to childcare. He blamed Congress for moving slowly after he asked it to raise the minimum wage and when the crowd booed, he told them: “Don’t boo. Vote.”
The White House Summit on Working Families brought together left-leaning economists, labor leaders and women’s advocates as its panelists and speakers — catering largely to an audience of working women — to “support working families, boost businesses’ bottom lines and ensure America’s global economic competitiveness,” according to the summit’s website.