The conversation dwelled on Obama's achievements, such as the act that guarantees preventive care for women and forbids insurance companies from denying coverage for preexisting conditions, among other things, and the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which makes it easier for women to challenge pay disparities in the workplace.
They said Republican Mitt Romney would pull the nation backward, threaten access to contraception and abortion, and reprise economic policies that led to the recession. "To be very blunt - can I be blunt here?" Jarrett said. "Mr. Romney is not going to be looking out for you."
Romney's campaign sent its own female surrogates to LOVE Park earlier in the day to criticize Obama, because if you wait until after your opponent holds an event, you're too late.
Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and businesswoman Renee Amoore, deputy chair of the state Republican Party, accused Obama of steering federal stimulus funds for green-energy projects to campaign donors and said he had failed women because he has failed to revive the economy.
"Barack Obama was trained in Chicago politics: pay-to-play," Welsh said. "We don't want four more years of political payoffs. We need to fix the economy."
She and Amoore said they were not concerned that Romney has yet to take a stand on the Ledbetter Act. "He will take a position, sooner rather than later," Amoore said. - Thomas Fitzgerald