Recently, Ann Romney has been on the defense about remarks made by CNN Political Contributor, Hilary Rosen. Rosen said that Ann “has actually never worked a day in her life … she’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.” Ann Romney responded on Fox News saying, “my career choice was to be a mother, and I think all of us need to know that we need to respect the choices women make.”
Later in the day on CNN Ann Romney said that “it’s hard work micromanaging a full staff in multiple homes. There were several nannies to oversee, as well as a number of maids, butlers, chauffeurs, gardeners, tutors and private coaches. My struggles were not easy, but neither are the struggles of other stay-at-home moms all across the nation. We need to stick together and not have other women put us down for the choices we make. Not all of us are cut out to work and tend to our children, and some of us prioritize family over a fantasy that we could one day be as successful as a man. I stand by my decision to be a stay-at-home mom.”
Catching up with Mitt Romney on the campaign trail he said, “My wife is someone other ladies can look up to. She is strong, and a good mom. My boys are lucky to have her, and I’m lucky to have her. She was a great supervisor to our house staff, and always made sure things were running smoothly. Ms. Rosen has no right to criticize my wife’s decisions.”
Hilary Rosen was reached at her home and asked what she thought of the Romneys’ responses to her original comments. She said, “that family is so out of touch, you couldn’t even begin to get near them with a 100-foot-pole.”
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