Countless polls that unmarried women consistently support Barack Obama much more than they do Mitt Romney. An obvious question is: Why?
The NY Times' conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, goes into great detail to provide a pseudo-psychological explanation that these women - even though they endlessly profess to be independent feminists - are really nothing more than hapless princesses who view Obama as their rescuing knight in shining armour.
... tomorrow’s feminists may look back on his campaign’s pitch to women and see a different theme emerge: a weirdly paternalistic form of social liberalism, in which women are forever single girls and the president is their father, lover, fiancé and paladin all rolled into one. ... the idea of Obama as a kind of knight protector for America’s Julias and Lenas and Sandras, waging a lonely counteroffensive in the war on women, has basically become the White House’s concluding pitch not only to his base, but to female undecided voters as well.
President Obama in Shining Armor - NYTimes.com