Ann Romney vs. Hilary Rosen = Lady Points for Mitt Romney

gop mugThis Mommy War story stinks like yesterday's basketball socks stuffed with Limburger, and the worst thing about it is how it's probably putting a smug smile on Mitt Romney's face. He must have loved Hilary Rosen's apology. "As a pundit, I know my words were poorly chosen."

Yes they were -- but at least she didn't back down completely. Rosen went on to point out how Mittens was the one who brought Ann into this in the first place: "When he goes on the campaign trail and says she is his economic surrogate... come on, I'm not bringing them into this." But get women to fight with each other and guess who wins? The GOP. Was Romney actually dangling Ann as liberal bait?

Gawker is already calling this round for Team Mittens. (OMG, they seriously made a mug already.) And it's kind of depressing to think the nonsensical Mommy Wars can distract us from how lousy Romney really is for women.

As it happens, the Romney/Ryan budget cuts disproportionately affect women. That's where you start wondering who really "gets" you and has your back. You want to talk about real "choices" for women? (And what a choice word for the GOP to use, anyway -- they'd better be careful with that.) There's no choice for women without opportunity.

And eight-plus years of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy did not result in more opportunities for women.

Don't even get me started on the idea of comparing Ann Romney's life with Michelle working-class-upbringing Obama. They are not in the same income bracket. Not. Even. Remotely.

Are we done here? In conclusion: Don't fall for this bullshit. The end.

Do you think the Mommy Wars debate benefited Mitt Romney?

 

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MsRkg MsRkg

Not really, I think that most women will be able to look at the bigger picture of all of this and get the message that Rosen was trying to display through her poorly chosen words.

nonmember avatar Manchester

Today few women get the luxury of choosing to work instead of staying at home. Most women have to work to contribute financially as well as be Mom. Ann Rommey is lucky. She doesn't have to worry about a myriad of issues most struggle with. Personally, I do not relate to Ann but I do relate Rosen.

ajbro... ajbrownies

Why is Romney bad for women? Just curious about your logic.

LucyM... LucyMom08

When a woman has 6 homes and a myriad of live-in help, then no, I don't think she can relate to the average woman...don't get me wrong, she's a great mother and loves her boys fiercely, but she also has a massive safety net that most women don't...she doesn't have to worry about bills, feeding her children, education for them, or trying to make ends meet...its a huge gap she's trying to hurdle and it makes the whole Romney team look very naive...

bills... billsfan1104

Lucy she can empathize with women.  Because she listens to women, she gets their pain and struggles. 

LucyM... LucyMom08

She can empathize all she wants, and I'm sure she is a warm, compassionate person...but that doesn't mean she will ever "get it"...she doesn't know what it's like to be so worried about money that you don't know if your kids are going to eat, etc...that's why I don't feel she is a good face for this type of campaign move. The "average woman" will NEVER feel like she is "one of the girls", it's just not possible for her to be that relatable...

texas... texasmamma777

"And eight-plus years of Bush tax cuts for the wealthy did not result in more opportunities for women"


That's debatable, Adriana Velez.  What's not debatable is the fact that unemployment for women has risen dramatically under obama, from 7% to 8.3% -- yes, the real "War on Women" is being waged by Democrats.


"Don't even get me started on the idea of comparing Ann Romney's life with Michelle working-class-upbringing Obama."  And who cares?  And has Ann been rich her whole life? The Left -- always trying to bring in class-warfare & divide Americans.  There are at least 5 million stay-at-home-moms in the U.S.  Very few of them are wealthy, most come from the middle to lower classes.  Most make conscious decisions to sacrifice $$ to raise their children.  That's right -- it's their "CHOICE", one of the Left's favorite words.


Keep digging that hole deeper, Adriana Velez; Rosen's attack on a hard-working wife & mother who has survived breast cancer and battles multiple sclerosis has Democrats back-pedaling furiously, up to & including the White House.  Score:  Ann Romney - 1; Democrats - ZIP 


(And obama's Bus scores another victim as Rosen gets thrown under those voracious wheels by fellow Democrats)

texas... texasmamma777

Manchester: "Today few women get the luxury of choosing to work instead of staying at home. Most women have to work to contribute financially as well as be Mom"


Welcome to Utopia, Manchester, and "feminism" run amok!  Ain't it grand?


Reality:  Our children are -- should be -- our most precious possessions and our first priorities. 


This is where the Left goes wrong.

texas... texasmamma777

LucyMom08: "She can empathize all she wants, and I'm sure she is a warm, compassionate person...but that doesn't mean she will ever "get it"...she doesn't know what it's like to be so worried about money that you don't know if your kids are going to eat, etc...that's why I don't feel she is a good face for this type of campaign move. The "average woman" will NEVER feel like she is "one of the girls", it's just not possible for her to be that relatable.."


Sooooo, Ann Romney is "just like" Michelle Obama, for instance?

nonmember avatar Manchester

TXMamma - Do you disagree that many moms work because they have to? Many families don't have the luxury of having a one income house.



Just curious - does Ann have a college degree?

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