Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full Of Women” Becomes Viral Hit


Adelle Platon / October 18, 2012

It was arguably the statement of the night.

‘I went to a number of women’s groups and … they brought us whole binders full of women,’ Republican candidate Mitt Romney said in Tuesday’s presidential debates with President Barack Obama.

The term became so viral that it spawned Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook pages with more than 193,000 likes, the NY Daily News reports. The former Massachusetts governor was referring to workplace inequality, recalling his search for women candidates to work for his cabinet.

You can file the social media frenzy under a list of memorable debate soundbites including Romney’s Big Bird comment and Clint Eastwood’s empty chair shot.