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Hilary Rosen Rightly Called Out Claiming Ann Romney “Hasn’t Worked A Day In Her Life”

April 12, 2012 3 comments

I’m making a bit of a comeback today as I really wanted to comment on the recent media spat between First Lady hopeful Ann Romney and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.

First things first.  I think that Rosen was rightly called out on her obvious poor choice of words when she said that Romney as a stay at home mom “hasn’t worked a day in her life”.  To be fair, I don’t believe that’s what she meant but someone in her position certainly should know better that making a situation-specific comment like that can easily be generalized into a sweeping statement.  I think it was refreshing actually to see politicians from both sides coming to Romney’s defense.

Rosen’s statement obviously requires a little context.  The comment came as a result of something that Mitt Romney said on the campaign trail.  He claimed essentially that he understands the plight of American women right now because of his relationship with his wife.

First of all, I’m getting tired of just about every politician in America talking about how they can identify with the average American.  They can’t.  Most politicians in Washington are wealthy, lead privileged lifestyles and don’t have to think about many of the issues that middle income families are dealing with.  To say that they can “relate” is in its best case scenario condescending.

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