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Hilary Rosen vs. Ann Romney -- Distracting You from the Real Issues

Posted: Apr 12, 2012


A comment by Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen that Ann Romney isn't qualified to discuss the economy because she "hasn't worked a day in her life" prompted the Republican presidential contender to respond on Twitter: "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work." Rosen later apologized on TV.

But blogger Zerlina writes for Feministing.com that the stay-at-home mom conversation is a distraction from the real issues in the 2012 election.

"This whole faux controversy obscures the real point," she writes. "Mitt Romney’s gap among women voters is very real and it’s not going to go away just because he ignores his past comments and dispatches his wife to tweet."

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