DNC official Hillary Rosen slammed Ann Romney on CNN, saying Romney “actually never worked a day in her life.” Romney defended herself on Twitter, writing “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck was immediately furious. She said she thought it was ridiculous that “a DNC insider and liberal insider gets out there and marginalizes and discriminates against any woman,” and Whoopi Goldberg agreed that women who stay home to raise children are working and Rosen’s arguments were not well thought out.
Joy Behar, however, was markedly supportive of Rosen’s remarks, arguing that Romney’s experience not as a stay at home mom, but as a super rich lady made it difficult for her to understand the problems that average Americans are facing. Sherri Shepherd was more measured, wondering if Romney might be capable of understanding the plight of Americans without health insurance or who are facing similar economic problems.
(Source: ABC-TV and Mediaite.com)