CNN contributor Hilary Rosen appeared on “AC360” tonight and said that it was wrong for Mitt Romney to use his wife Ann as an example of economic struggle when she “had never worked a day in her life.”
Twitter came alive with the remark, as Ann Romney said that she “made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.” Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Obama’s reelection campaign, called on Rosen to apologize. And David Axelrod called the comments “inappropriate and offensive.”
But Rosen defended her remarks in a blog post on CNN.com.
She wrote, “Spare me the faux anger from the right who view the issue of women’s rights and advancement as a way to score political points. When it comes to supporting policies that would actually help women, their silence has been deafening. I don’t need lectures from the RNC on supporting women and fighting to increase opportunities for women; I’ve been doing it my whole career.
“If they want to attack me and distract the public’s attention away from their nominee’s woeful record, it just demonstrates how much they just don’t get it.”
She added that it was Mitt Romney who “put the issue of his wife’s views squarely on the table.”