Verbal war between US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney and Democratic National Committee adviser Hilary Rosen is currently making headlines in American political mainstream.
The argument sparked when Hilary criticized Mrs. Romney about her inability to understand the economic woes of American women. In the CNN AC360 show she said, “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.” From here onwards the battleground chosen for rebuttals was in the form of tweets.
I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.— Ann Romney (@AnnDRomney) April 12, 2012
Ann Romney tweeted that being a mother of five, she understands the hard work to raise children. Her comment turned out to table turner as many Democrats stood for Ann’s defense. Leading from the forefront included David Axelrod, top Obama campaign strategist.
She dubbed the comments of her colleague as ‘inappropriate and offensive’. Jim Messina who is Obama’s campaign manager also debunked Hilary’s comment as she tweeted, ‘I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.’
I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) April 12, 2012
Finally Hilary found time for clarification and tweeted that her comments were aimed at Mitt Romney and not Ann because of the 10% representation quota the candidate has provided to female candidates.
Mitt Romney is running for President, not Ann. He hired only 10%women at Bain; now makes up false concern for women's economic struggle.— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) April 12, 2012
Even though it is appreciating how Democrats defended Ann Romney by placing ethics over interest, it is also important for Mitt Romney to devise proper plan and policies for women as so far they have been unable to chalk out a proper framework on this crucial issue.