Michelle Obama on Thursday rushed to the side of Ann Romney after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen complained that Mitt Romney’s wife had “never worked a day in her life.”
That comment led David Axelrod and various other Democrats to quickly distance themselves from Rosen.
On her Twitter feed Michelle Obama wrote”
“Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected. –mo.”
It’s great that the first lady isn’t allowing such nonsense to go unchecked but honestly Ann Romney has been doing a good enough defending herself, telling Fox News:
“She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble, it wasn’t so easy,” she said, laughing. “My career choice was to be a mother. And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect the choices that women make. Other women make other choices to have a career and raise a family, which I think Hilary Rosen has actually done herself. I respect that, that’s wonderful. … We have to respect women in all those choices that they make.”
In the meantime Michelle Obama doesn’t shoot down the comment made by Rosen entirely but instead asks that women be respected, it’s that type of political talk that has helped the Obama administration avoid touchy subjects while still throwing their support behind certain demographics, in this case the entire female population.
In the meantime Hilary Rosen has been largely supported by liberal writers who point out that many mothers in American work full-time jobs and raise a family during our poor economic times. You can read more about that argument inKim LaCapria’s post Hilary Rosen Gets Jumped on For Telling the Truth About Ann Romney [How Far We Haven’t Come]
I am personally curious to know how many Nanny’s Ann Romney had working for her over the years, if any at all.
Do you applaud Michelle Obama for sticking up for Ann Romney or was Hilary Rosen right in her assessment of Ann Romney?