Skip to comments.Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Is Out of Touch with Most Women
Posted on 04/13/2012 5:05:10 AM PDT by SJackson
What Republicans and Democrats alike don't understand is that the "mommy wars" are largely a thing of the past
A fierce Twitter firestorm erupted this week after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen pointedly questioned Ann Romneys fitness to serve as her husbands ambassador on womens economic issues. Noting to CNNs Anderson Cooper that Romney a daughter of privilege who became wealthier still while married to Mitt had never worked a day in her life, Rosen voiced the suggestion that she was, perhaps, less than ideally suited for relaying the financial worries and stresses of most American women to her husbands presidential campaign. Shes never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing, in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future, Rosen said.
Republicans counterattacked, as to be expected. Romney campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom denounced a kill Ann strategy that in the process insults hardworking moms. But what was surprising was that Democrats also engaged in Rosen-bashing:
Democratic strategist David Axelrod called Rosens words inappropriate and offensive.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted: She should apologize.
Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter added on: Families must be off-limits on campaigns, she said, and I personally believe stay-at-home moms work harder than most of us do.
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In case you haven’t noticed, the primary is essentially over. Are you going to support the Republican nominee or not?
So how many kids has Judith Warner here raised?
So Romney said he listens to his wife about women's views on economy.
That doesn't necessarily mean Ann Romney. He might have meant one of the other ones.
I think she's on some.
Notice how fast Anne Romney fought back? Can you imagine Laura Bush fighting back or Mrs. McCain wherever she was, fighting back like that? The Romneys will take it to the Obama people. They won’t sit back like George Bush did and get pummeled without a response.
Those type of comments are engineered to move the conversation where they want to move it.
Every day we focus on Ann Romney is another day we are not focusing on Obama and his failures.
DO you really think Hilary Rosen is not going to land on her feet. The lefties know how to take care of their own, using our money.
Snarky, yes! True to form, yes!
Off the cuff, never.
Not clear. She has twins, but she's separated from her wife. Don't know who has custody.
I think this article is an angry Judith Warner standing by her fellow womyn Hilary who was thrown under the bus by the admin.
Congratulations, the boy spokesman has just quoted a possibility that's greater than hitting the mega-millions.
Pretty obvious. The idea is now in people’s minds. While the Campaign can pretend it did not do it.
The Republicans are entirely inept: no match for the Chicago Thugs. You run Ken and Barbie, with a weird religion and tons of money ? You have to be insane.
New Rules: As children of privilege, any member of the Kennedy clan is now "out of touch" with their respective gender, and any gender-related statement or public policy by same member(s) should be publicly ridiculed and then disregarded as nonsense.
Same goes for Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Pelosi, the Obama daughters, and [insert name of wealthy Liberal family here].
I agree. There are a lot fathers and mothers working who would rather be stay at home moms. Obama doesn’t have the working mom vote locked up and he’s heading in the wrong direction for it.
Yeah, I like it that Ann Romney fought back.
But what was it that Mitt said?
“I’m not going to say outrageous things about the president “
Which, translated, is “I’m not going to take it to 0bama”.
Not many recent Presidential candidates come from that type of background, though lots pretend they do.
I think this got away faster than anyone on the RAT side ever suspected.
They were in full spin/damage control mode yesterday. My impression was that the implicit message to everyone was “Shut-up and this will go away by 11:00 PM.” Biden, the NAG whore, and now this TIME b!tch have resurrected it for at least another 24-hours.
I wonder if the popcorn is ready yet.
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