Walmart moms have compared the contenders in the race for the presidential nomination to cats. They must be cat owners. When a group of Republican American moms where quizzed about the merits of the three contenders: Kasich, Trump, and Cruz they came up with cats to express their views – and inanimate objects but I prefer cats.
“Walmart moms” are defined as females (of course) who have the right to vote and who have a least one school-aged child and who have visited Walmart at least once in the past month.
Walmart moms would like to see a lion in the White House. The likened Mr Trump to a lion – as king of the jungle, which is very apt. They also likened him to an unpredictable cat. Interesting, they think cats are unpredictable (they’re wrong). It means they want someone strong as president and they don’t mind if he is unpredictable – my guess is they like the unpredictability. Perhaps they want government shaking up a bit. They seek change, perhaps radical change. The moms like the way he speaks his mind, stands his ground and is decidedly unpolitically correct – the opposite in fact. Walmart moms find this refreshing.
Mr Cruz is likened to a gorilla and a neighbour’s dog (you don’t know if he will bite). Mr Kasich presented a problem; they weren’t sure who he was (he’s the Ohio governor). However, one described him as like a “little kitten”. This is intended to be derogatory I suppose. Yet Walmart moms like kittens; just not men who are like kittens.
Walmart moms were unperturbed by the Donald’s misogynistic remarks. He’d beat Clinton, they feel sure.
Does this amusing mini-survey tell us anything about the women? They like to use cats as a way of describing the character of these individuals. This means they have an affinity with cats. They like strong leadership (who doesn’t mind you). They demand it in fact. They are probably tired of the ‘professorial’ style of the incumbent president. Is it fair to say that the average women likes their man to be mentally strong? It does not always apply but in general it probably does.
It probably means that they are disillusioned with politics and politicians because it is ineffective in their eyes. I am guessing of course but they probably desire a strong leader to achieve goals, to make change.
For me a perturbing aspect of Trump’s character is that he loves sport hunting (correction: he accepts that his sons like sport hunting but does not do it himself). I would doubt that he has an affinity for animals and he is proud of his son’s prowess as marksmen in shooting African big game. He sons are Dr. Walter Palmer types. This is another thing the moms have conveniently pushed to the back of their minds. It is a conflict though. The moms admire the lion’s character but ignore it’s vulnerability at the hands of humans with similar characters.