Move over, President Obama and Mitt Romney. The moms-in-chief who live in basement apartments all over America have the floor. This year’s campaign season has taken a different turn from the usual debates over economic growth and gas prices.
Instead, the 2012 election has been all about the ladies. Women’s rights -- from health care to equal pay -- have played a crucial role in this election season. The girl power momentum continued through the recent political conventions, where the focus was all about the female voters and speakers.
As expected, Republicans and Democrats both hit heavy with emotional speeches from first lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Both women spoke about their roles as mothers and wives. The curveball, however, came with a stacked lineup of female speakers and a central theme of women throughout the RNC and DNC.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Condoleezza Rice and Mia Love of Utah were three of the speakers chosen for the RNC. Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie paid homage to his mother during his speech. One of Twitter's trending terms included #IStandWithAnn. Saratoga Springs mayor Mia Love was also a trending search term on Yahoo.
Meanwhile, Democrats fought back with speeches from women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Keenan, president of the NARAL Pro-Choice America. Former president Bill Clinton even complimented President Obama for having the "good sense" to marry Michelle. The internet was abuzz with popular searches for Sandra Fluke, Michelle Obama's speech and Elizabeth Warren. Some of the trending topics on Twitter included equal pay for equal work and #Hillary2016.