Hilary Rosen Apologizes For Ann Romney Comments

By Alex Weprin 

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.

Rosen’s statement:

“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.”