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The RNC is calling for an apology from DNC consultant Hilary Rosen after she made controversial remarks about Ann Romney being a stay-at-home mother. Rosen told CNN that the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney shouldn’t be talking about the economy’s toll on women, saying, “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”
Ann Romney responded to these comments on today’s America’s Newsroom, saying, “She should’ve come to my house when my five boys were running around … It wasn’t so easy.”
While she understands that Rosen had made a different choice, she told Martha MacCallum that her career choice was to be a mother and said, “We need to respect women and all those choices they make.” She also gave a shout out to all of the fathers staying at home with their children saying that this job is the most important thing you can do, in her opinion.
Ann said that her husband told her more times than she could imagine that her job was more important than his. She told Martha that he would say, “Your job is a forever job that’s going to bring forever happiness.”
Since she’s been on the campaign trail with her husband, she said that women are talking about jobs and the legacy of debt that we are leaving our children.
Although she hasn’t had many financial struggles in her life, she wants people to understand that “Mitt and I have compassion for people who are struggling, and that’s why we’re running.”
In response to Rosen’s comments that Mitt Romney doesn’t see women as equals, Ann said, “That is not correct at all.” She feels this is a complete misconception about her husband, saying, “Mitt Romney is a person that admires women, and listens to them … he cares.”