In this cartoon from the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Clay Bennett uses the metaphor of a marriage breakup to highlight the fact that the Republican Party has a problem getting women's votes: exit polls showed that Obama had an 11 percentage-point advantage over Romney among female voters on November 6.
A wife is leaving her TV-watching, beer-drinking, Playboy-reading, underwear-, um, wearing slob of a husband. The elephant picture on the wall and the letters GOP on the door tell us that it is a Republican household. The woman (i.e. women voters), who has packed her suitcases and is about to leave, tells her husband (i.e., the Republican party), 'It's not you, it's me', a play on the usual breakup cliché, 'It's not you, it's me' (watch this video for a brilliant example).
Actually, the cartoon is slightly misleading since Republican candidate Mitt Romney actually did better than Obama among married women, outperforming the president by seven points. But Obama obliterated Romney when it came to the battle for the votes of unmarried women, beating him by 36 points (source: The Guardian).
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• Single women voted overwhelmingly in favour of Obama, researchers find (The Guardian)
• Obama owes second term to all the single ladies - after twice as many support him over Romney (Mail Online)
• "It's Not You, It's Me." Pseudo-Compassionate Break-Up Lines (Psychology Today)