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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Registered: 11-13-2011
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 6:59pm

Why does Hilary Rosen think that a stay at home mother would know nothing about economics??? I'd be willing to bet that Ann Romney knows far more about economics, than many working women do. After all, she's been married to a politician for many years now and likely follows all these issues. Does Rosen just think SAHMs do not have a brain?

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 4:06pm

No I don't know that much about her;' most of what I do know I learned this week.

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 3:35pm
I haven't continued to "take a phrase out of context." I said many, many posts ago that I took Rosen at her word when she clarified what she meant. But I can also see the other side. I understand why some people took her comment the way they did, and I don't think it was a smart thing for her to say. And I really have no desire to rehash this over and over and over again with you.
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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 3:20pm

No, it's not beside the point,

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 2:44pm

Agreed.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 2:43pm
mom34101 wrote:
Well, it's good to know you feel that way.
Here is my post again, instead of talking about what you think my feelings are, can you address the comments?
Rosen is right, Ann Romney hasn't worked a day in her life, in the context that Rosen was speaking.
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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 2:36pm

Exactly, it was the context.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 2:35pm

I think that's because you keep taking it out of context, that's the problem.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 8:14am
Mitt Romney says he depends on his wife to go out and talk to women and then come back and tell him "What Women Want". The REAL issue is that Mitt evidently cannot simply go out and talk to women himself.

What, IMO, disqualifies Ann Romney as spokesman for 99% of women are her multiple Cadillacs, and 7 figure dressage horses and that fact she doesn't consider herself wealthy. Her experience of budgeting household income, raising children, paying for health care, saving for college and retirement, is not common ground with "What Women Want".

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 7:05am

Removed, circles.

 


 


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