It was as if Mitt Romney's wife was once again fighting the mommy war with Democratic pundit Hilary Rosen last night. Ann Romney took to the podium at the RNC Convention in Tampa with a message for the mothers of America: no matter what your job is, you're still "just" a mom.
Romney's "woman behind the man" speech was a hit with Republican women who spoke with CafeMom Studios from the convention floor. Not surprisingly, the moms interviewed talked of how Ann Romney is the perfect person to show what a wonderful man her husband is.
And yet, as she talked up her man and tried to relate to women, Ann Romney did no favor to either gender.
The nation's most famous stay-at-home mom tried to relate to women across the country last night with the same old stereotypes that have held women back for years. We care more about our kids. We put more into their lives.
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Here are a few snippets from Ann's speech:
I want to talk to you about that love so deep only a mother can fathom it -- the love we have for our children and our children's children ...
If you listen carefully, you'll hear the women sighing a little bit more than the men. It's how it is, isn't it? It's the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right.
I'm not sure if men really understand this, but I don't think there's a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better!
Holy 1950 Batman. Whatever happened to equality? To a marriage where the men and women are in it together? Where the father cares as deeply for his children as the mother?
Mitt Romney may be a great guy, but I'm hard pressed to give a man my vote because his wife says she cared about her kids while he went out and worked. I'd like to elect a man who cared about his kids too, who realizes that our children are our future, that they are our greatest accomplishment in this world -- for mothers and for fathers.
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This is 2012. We live in a world where men and women are supposed to be on an equal playing field. Yes, we are mothers. But we are so much more than that. And men, it's OK to admit that you are a father too. You might even earn my respect if you do.
Take a more in-depth look at Ann Romney's speech:
And here's what some of the women at the convention had to say about it:
What do you think of Ann Romney's message to mothers?
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