Mitt Romney misspoke at the presidential debate when he said he'd asked women's groups to help find qualified women for top Massachusetts jobs. In fact, they initiated the binders. But Romney did use them – and did appoint more women to leadership positions than other governors.
Sexist attitudes in the media toward female candidates don't just hurt women, they hurt all of us – lowering public discourse and damaging political representation. It's time to push back.
Democrats dominate in Massachusetts, but a small GOP field, possibly including Andrew Card from the Bush administration, will try for the seat.
With no Kennedy in the running, expect a crowded Democratic field.