National Review: Hey, ladies! Romney’s a total rich guy alpha. Why aren’t you lining up for some of that?

Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore

— Nice debunking from Man Boobz here, though the article hardly needs it. A nice nostalgic look back at some of the more egregious BS this election cycle has seen. Manly man Mitt, carry off the lady vote on your valiant steed! Or not. Just get off the road, anyway.

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National Review has delivered unto us a puckishly paleoconservative cover story with a very Redditesque headline: “Like a Boss.” Which is perhaps appropriate, in that the story that goes with the headline uses the faux logic of evolutionary psychology (always popular on Reddit) in order to argue that Romney, a true alpha male, should be getting something like 100% of the female vote rather than trailing Obama by ten percent in this rather important demographic.

The article, by Kevin D. Williamson — no, not the Dawson’s Creek dude — starts off terrible:

What do women want? The conventional biological wisdom is that men select mates for fertility, while women select for status — thus the commonness of younger women’s pairing with well-established older men but the rarity of the converse.

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