NBC White House Correspondent Andrea Mitchell had a "sour" reaction to recently-announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's speech this morning, in the words of Newsbusters' Scott Whitlock.
Without pause, she declared the move a sign that Republicans have decided this is a "base" election, and not a pick for "suburban moms" or "women."
"This is not a pick for suburban moms. This is not a pick for women. This is a pick for the base," she asserted, as Chris Hayes intoned, "yeah."
As Andrea Mitchell sees it, Mitt Romney seemingly has to play to various identity groups, and can't satisfy both "women" and "the base."
Describing Ryan's speech, Mitchell related: "He talked about rights coming from God and they don't come from government..."
Watch a brief clip of her remarks, via Newsbusters:
Mitchell's comments did not go unnoticed. Townhall blogger Carol Liebau concluded that Mitchell might be confusing "pro-abortion" with "appealing to women."
...what Ms. Mitchell and others of her ilk don't understand is that moms are, by necessity, future-oriented and forward-thinking. We care about whether our children will have to live in a society where unelected bureaucrats ultimately decide what health care they can have...And we REALLY care about whether our children are going, in effect, to have to work most of their lives just to subsidize the outsized, over-intrusive, deficit-crippled government structure President Obama has been trying to lock into place.Moms are tired of having to be afraid of what the future holds. We want to be able to embrace the future, confident that we can offer our children the same kind of bright, opportunity-filled tomorrows that our parents offered us.
Click here for Andrea Mitchell's full remarks.