- Last Updated: 8:04 AM, May 4, 2012
- Posted: 1:58 AM, May 4, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday opened a new front in the war for women voters: the battle over an imaginary gal.
The Obama campaign’s Web site launched an interactive slide show that tracks the life of a fictional “Julia” character — showing at each stage of life how the president’s policies have helped her while challenger Mitt Romney would have left her on her own.
“Life of Julia” charts the cartoon figure’s milestones from age 3, when she goes to Obama-supported Head Start programs, to age 67, when she gets full Social Security benefits and retires “comfortably.”
It says that the House GOP budget supported by Romney could slash Head Start by 20 percent and that under Romney, Julia’s retirement benefits “could be cut by 40 percent.”
The GOP circulated an e-mail titled “Might not want to tell Julia” about government debt Obama is leaving her.