Debate Meme: ‘Binders Full of Women’

    HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. During the second of three presidential debates, the candidates fielded questions from audience members on a wide variety of issues.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    It’s no Big Bird, but it looks like the meme of the Hofstra University debate was Mitt Romney’s comment that women’s groups had brought him “binders full of women” when he sought to find qualified women to hire. The comment went viral: it was the third-most searched phrase on Google, a Tumblr called bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com had already sprung up, the topic was trending on Twitter, and a Facebook page dedicated to the comment had nearly 200,000 likes.


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