Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen has apologized to Ann Romney over comments she made on CNN’s “AC360” last night. Rosen said that Romney had “never worked a day in her life,” prompting outrage from political pundits. Romney responded to the comments herself on Fox News this morning, and a question about the incident was even asked at the White House daily briefing.
“Let’s put the faux ‘war against stay at home moms’ to rest once and for all. As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his poor record on the plight of women’s financial struggles. Here is my more fulsome view of the issues. As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.”