Ann Romney and Working Moms

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Ann Romney and Working Moms
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 11:26am

Hilary Rosen has started a Twitter firestorm by stating that Ann Romney isn't capable of giving advice on women and the economy since she's never worked a day in her life:

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 10:57am

"99% of women do not dislike what she has to say, only those who believe their wealth and possessions should be a part of this election do,"

Really, where did you get that information?

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 8:48am
So which of those five women would be the one chosen to advise Romney on wonen's issues? Or would he be best off listening to as many diverse viewpoints as he can and making up his own mind? What kind of expertise or experience does Mrs Romney bring to the table as a policy advisor? I am not assuming she has no expertise, just wanting to know what that expertise consists of. Otherwise, it's insulting to the complexity of the issues to assume that someone who has female plumbing is somehow qualified to speak to the complex issues women face.
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:46am
Line up five women with totally separate backgrounds and experiences and you're likely to get five different viewpoints of what is important... What is insulting is assuming b/c somebody has not worked a day in her life she is not qualified to speak for women.

 

 

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:28am
The objection I have to Romney using his wife as his "women's issues" advisor is that, absent any evidence that she has some actual expertise on these issues, it seems insulting and reductionist. As if the only thing that is necessary to be an expert on female issues is female plumbing. Does Romney also have a black guy to advise him on black issues, a Latino to speak for the Latino community, and a Jewish guy to advise him on Israel?
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:13am
Yea, It ignited the mommy war again... Lol.

 

 

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:09am
This is great, And ITA.

 

 

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:09am
I do plan to vote for Mitt Romney in November.. Really? You only learned things about her this week, From what? I'll wait for her book.... ;-)

 

 

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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:05am

But Mitt Romney IS out there campaigning and talking to people, Ann Romney is supporting her husband by getting out there and talking to people too, Are you suggesting that wives of candidates have never done that before?

 

 

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 8:32pm
Hilary Rosen thinks Ann Romney knows nothing about the economic issues of all women, whether, sah. woh. wah, because of the Romney's extreme wealth. Two cadilacs, many homes, 7 figure horses...

Do you not see the nuance that the conservative noise machine is making? Do you have a brain?
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 8:09pm

We women can be such b&tches to one another. People sometimes say that if women ruled the world, there would be less war, but I don't really think so. We can be incredibly nasty and divisive, and although this may not lead to actual war, it certainly doesn't make for progress.

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