Obama Camp Declares War Against Stay At Home Moms
Just when you thought the election season couldn’t get more ridiculous, a top Democratic strategist has now declared war against stay-at-home mom’s.
Hilary Rosen – a party strategist and commentator on CNN – suggested that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann didn’t understand the issues that concern women because she chose to be a stay-at-home mom.
“What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, ‘Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.’ Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said on CNN.
Rosen is standing by her comments.
On CNN Thursday, she said the conversation shouldn’t be about working moms versus stay-at-home moms, but rather about creating economic opportunity.
“This is not about Ann Romney,” Rosen said Thursday. “This is about the waitress in a diner in some place in Nevada who has two kids whose day care funding is being cut off because of the Romney/Ryan budget and she doesn’t know what to do.”
Critics from both political parties have taken Hilary Rosen’s comments to task.
The reaction from high level politicos was instant and virtually unanimous: Rosen had gone too far.
Rosen’s comments drew instant criticism from campaign advisers on both sides of the aisle, as well as one of Romney’s sons.
Josh Romney posted on Twitter that his mother “is one of the smartest, hardest working woman I know. Could have done anything with her life, chose to raise me.”
The senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection bid distanced their campaign from the comments on Twitter.
“Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive,” David Axelrod wrote.