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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I think it was more like ‘let’s tell our operatives to attack Ann Romney and see how that flies’
Rosen (all 3 of her, according to Jay Carnival CLown Carney) will find herself comfortable under Obama’s bus, with the rest of the leftists he uses for batting practice.
You assume more competence to those twenty something whitebreads who are the core of Obama’s campaign machine when you assume a strategy for this blunder. My theory is that this was a big friggin surprise to them because they have never been tested substantially. McCain was a goof and his staff was goofier.
OTOH, this was an opening skirmish and the democrats will adapt. I think Romney will too. Fasten your seatbelts.
I agree that it was intentional, scripted and pure political theater from beginning to end.
But the way to fight back is to listen to what Rush Limbaugh is saying on the issue and repeat his words, which emphasize something that even the Romney camp seems too timid to emphasize:
Ann Romney was not just talking from her own experience (which is limited, let’s face it, by the fact that she’s a rich woman). She was talking from the experience of thousands of women she has talked to on the campaign trail in the past year.
Rush Limbaugh strongly emphasized that point and I’m very surprised and disappointed that the Romney camp is not also strongly emphasizing it.
As we all feared, we most likely have a McCain 2.0, who will never stand up to the lies of the media, the lies of the DNC and the lies of the Obama campaign. (Pardon the repetition at the end of that sentence.)
I don't know any woman who has two Cadilacs of her own to choose from. Nothing against wealthy people but most have the class not to brag about their and their spouse's wealth. Especially a campaigning politician.
in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future
Ann didn’t feed her children?
Ann didn’t send them to school?
Ann doesn’t worry about her childrens future?
I’m with you. Obama and his machine are vastly over rated.
Troopergate-The police acted stupidly.
Trayvon-Son would look like this.
The guys an idiot. He’s a fabrication.
If it Romney? Not no but hell no!
Now it's your turn to tell me that "not voting for Romney, is the same as voting for Obama", gee whiz, I've never heard that one before!
They were still able to vilify her which was the goal. She is now damaged goods as opposed to the brilliant graft taking Michelle. Will anybody question her years at Chicago U hospital with the fake job?
Pray for America
I don’t think they are that clever. One thing about Obama is how ham-handed he and his ops are.
I think they perceived (correctly) that Ann Romney is the greatest asset Mitt possesses and they were looking to destroy her early on.
But, they have no subtlety these people. They are all a bunch a screaming maniacs, right out of some 1970s “consciousness raising” or primal scream session.
They can never hide their contempt.
This blew up in their faces, deservedly so.
That’s ridiculous. How many families in America are two and even three car families? He was trying to point out while in the car making capital, that he is buying their product. If people who can afford cars don’t buy them, who will? This is a petty point IMO.
Possibly, but since CNNCBSNBCABC ARE the mouthpieces of the Obama Lie Machine and they (CNN) are the authors of this particular lie, then that puts them into the ironic situation of putting forth the lie on the one and and condemning it with the other, so to speak...
They’d better be careful. They’re gonna confuse their poor little sheep victim moron voters....
Yup, my wife quit her job when our daughter was six months old and she was making more money than I did. She was highly offended by the remarks. Believe me, raising one kid while being healthy was a JOB.
This article is absurd - the so called Mommy wars are not over. Most mothers would prefer to raise their own children and be with them during their early formation. The bad economy has forced them to work. Men (Fathers) are having a hard time finding jobs. Pressuring mothers to work and breaking up the traditional family is a socialist construct so children will end up with more loyalty to the state than their own families. Just look at Sweden.
I was not particularly offended.....I have just as much disdain for Hilary and her ilk as she has for me and mine. Probably more.
I don't want her favorable opinion, her apology or anything from her except to have her keep her opinions to herself.
My cat says she resents that remark and is going to kill you - soon!
“Every Mom, a Working Mom” - Liberal bumper sticker
The next time I’m in a doctor’s (or any other) waiting room and “Time” magazine is there, I’m going to put it under my shirt and remove it from the premisis...then, burn it. No Americans work at Time any longer.
Using the same logic:
Obama has never been poor in his life, so he’s out of touch with the poor.
Obama has never been a woman in his life, so he’s out of touch with women.
Obama has never been homosexual in his life, so he’s out of touch with homosexuals.
Forgot the tattoos. She’s in the “classy” sector of democrat white trash.