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.

Here on Claremont-La Verne Patch, a discussion on the debate in general touched on the subject.

"Gov. Romney has a tendency to make malapropisms almost as frequently as Joe Biden is reputed to do." wrote Patch Reader William Korn. "This particular one was so silly it has become an instant Internet hit, just like his 'joke' about firing Big Bird."

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Stamford Bridge October 18, 2012 at 02:29 AM
He was talking about resumes, you half witted twit.... I can't honestly cant believe you wrote a blog bout this...There are people with brain injuries that think better than you...Go buy a new box of crayons and color books, politics isn't for everyone, clearly you are not equipped... Pathetic....
Popeye October 18, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Maybe your children can riding the short bus to get smarter. I already mowed your wife's lawn. Ha ha ha
Michael Boos October 18, 2012 at 04:41 AM
I don't understand why Romney would need help finding qualified women to fill positions in his administration. I think his years of experience in private sector business ventures would have given him access to a large pool of talented female candidates. And why would he have to lie about being the one who reached out by saying: "I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks,' and they brought us whole binders full of women" when he knew that MassGAP and others involved would not back him up on the matter? It all seems very awkward and cloying.
debbie council October 18, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I honestly can't understand what the hype is all about. We know what he meant. And THIS is what the media & others (i.e. women?) are taking away from this debate? Grabbing at straws is my take.
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