Politics got personal on Wednesday when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen accused Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, of having “never worked a day in her life.”
It moved Mrs. Romney to send her first tweet ever (“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work”), setting off a debate over the decision to work or stay home, but The Christian Science Monitor is calling it a “fake” debate.
Ann told Fox News, “[Rosen] should have come to my house when those five boys were causing so much trouble, it wasn’t so easy. 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.”
But Rosen is sticking to her guns, and responded to the criticism in a CNN editorial: “I have no judgments about women who work outside the home versus women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let’s stipulate that it is not a choice that most women have in America today.” We’re not sure if Hilary Rosen or Ann Romney wins this debate, but that’s not really the point. Do you think these kinds of feuds are real — or just manufactured to get a vote in politics? Is there really a war on women?
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