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Pat Buchanan: All Eyes Will Be on Joni Ernst

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 02:23 PM

Among all the Republican wins during the midterm elections, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan says that the one to watch is Iowa's new senator-elect Joni Ernst.

"She's an enormously attractive figure," Buchanan told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsamx TV Wednesday.

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"She's a gal with a real sense of humor, with a fighting spirit, an underdog and canine to women, in what is a moderately blue state in presidential elections," she explained.

"To take that Senate seat, all the eyes will be on her in Washington D.C., and she's got an opportunity to be national star," she said.

Because Iowa is the "first caucus state in the run up to 2016," Buchanan contends that she may have "great influence over . . . the presidential election of 2016."

"She has the same kind of attractiveness that Sarah Palin had at the start and Michele Bachmann gained in the Iowa caucuses — being a very attractive, outspoken woman in the GOP, full of passion and hardcore philosophy, so she's got a real potential to become that kind of leader," he said.

According to the former advisor to President Ronald Reagan, Ernst is also a very effective spokeswoman against the Democrats so called "War on Women."

Ernst has called the war on women claim by Democrats "phony," saying that she's been to war as a combat veteran, and "any time Democrats are using the word 'war', they need to do it to honor our servicemen and women."

"It's certainly extraordinarily effective on her part in speaking as a woman," Buchanan told Newsmax.

"The idea that, for example, because Republicans stand up for the right to life of unborn children, they're somehow anti-woman — I'm sure half of those who are aborted are baby girls," he explained.

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"The idea that the Republicans are waging a war on women is an absurdity," he said.

"They have principles, values and beliefs about women and about their role in society, which are quite traditional, but in no way of any way it can be determined to be hostile towards women," he added.

According to Buchanan, the Democratic appeal to the so-called "War on Women" ultimately hurt candidates such as Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who lost Tuesday night to Rep. Cory Gardner.

"It really cost Udall," he said. "There was a recall and a backlash against it."

"Folks in the center, independents and others, say this is an absurdity," he explained.

"Exactly, how is the Republican Party waging a war on women?" he asked. "Yes, they tend to be a pro-life party. Yes, they tend to oppose same-sex marriage, they believe in traditional marriage, but how is this somehow anti-women?"

"It is simply pro-tradition, pro-conservative as it's always been," he added.

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