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#52 Apr 15 2012 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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Rosen's comments may have been accurate, but they are ill-advised. That said, it seems a little outlandish to make such a big deal out of them, given what a small fry Rosen seems to be. This would be news if say, Hilary Clinton said this - but some backroom hack? Who cares? I am sure that the vast majority of Dems in the political machine are facepalming about this individual not keeping their mouth shut.

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All I can say is, thank goodness it was a woman who stuck her foot in her mouth like this. If it were a man, oh, lawsy, the faux outrage!
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All I can say is, thank goodness it was a woman who stuck her foot in her mouth like this. If it were a man, oh, lawsy, the faux outrage!

Because men can actually understand the words coming out of their mouth.
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I'm pretty sure it was sexist, but I'm not sure towards whom. I'm quantum offended.
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Ann Romney, the wife of GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, told supporters at a private fundraising event on Sunday that last week’s Hilary Rosen controversy was an “early birthday present.”

“It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother,” she said. “That was a really defining moment, and I loved it.”
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While the private event in Palm Beach, Florida was for supporters only, multiple reporters heard the comment from the public sidewalk outside the house where the event was taking place.


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Don't weep too many tears for Mrs. Romney...
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Ann Romney, the wife of GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, told supporters at a private fundraising event on Sunday that last week’s Hilary Rosen controversy was an “early birthday present.”

“It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother,” she said. “That was a really defining moment, and I loved it.”
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While the private event in Palm Beach, Florida was for supporters only, multiple reporters heard the comment from the public sidewalk outside the house where the event was taking place.




Way to spoil some perfectly manufactured outrage. Speaking of I'll-advised, gloating in public is never a good idea.
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Rosen's comments may have been accurate, but they are ill-advised. That said, it seems a little outlandish to make such a big deal out of them, given what a small fry Rosen seems to be. This would be news if say, Hilary Clinton said this - but some backroom hack? Who cares? I am sure that the vast majority of Dems in the political machine are facepalming about this individual not keeping their mouth shut.

You're perfectly correct in stating that this is really not a big deal, Republicans are blowing it out of proportion to score cheap points, and most mainstream Democrats are correctly distancing themselves from Rosen.

However, you have to recognize that the Democrats would do exactly the same thing were some low-rate right-wing female commentator (Meghan McCain, Ann Coulter, etc.) to make similar comments about a Democratic politician's spouse. It's just the nature of the beast, and we'll all forget about it in a week.
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However, you have to recognize that the Democrats would do exactly the same thing were some low-rate right-wing female commentator (Meghan McCain, Ann Coulter, etc.) to make similar comments about a Democratic politician's spouse.

It'd be more akin to Karen Hanretty saying it. "Who's Karen Hanretty", you ask? Exactly.
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Unless you're Anne Romney.
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The best you can come up with is "rich people have it easier than us regular folk!"?
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What's lost in all of this is that the Romney boys are all grown up now. The youngest is my age.

What's stopping Anne from working now?
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Even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work [...] And people said, "Well that's heartless." And I said, "No, no, I'm willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It'll cost the state more providing that day care, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work."


Unless you're Anne Romney.


Or any person not receiving state assistance. Way to make it out like a 99% vs 1% thing though.
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What's lost in all of this is that the Romney boys are all grown up now. The youngest is my age.

What's stopping Anne from working now?

The fact that her husband is a multi-millionaire, I assume.
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But there are plenty of wives of multi millionaires who still make themselves useful. It seems all Anne Romney does these days is exercise, ride horses, and cheer lead for her husband. She was once a board member of the New England MS society but doesn't seem actively involved today (even though she does still, of course, have MS.)

*researches a bit*

Oh, that's why. She was an active proponent of stem cell research for a while there. Can't have that come out during the Republican primary. Smiley: dubious

I tried the "stay at home and do nothing but be a good wife" shtick and I got bored out of my skull within a year.

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The issue at hand isn't that Anne Romney isn't doing anything in the private economy right now. The issue is that Rosen implied that Anne Romney wasn't doing anything useful in her private household when her boys were young. A statement which many stay-at-home moms (and GOP talking heads) quickly took issue with.

I just don't understand why you have such an issue with the woman for choosing not to work or donate her time.
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It seems all Anne Romney does these days is exercise, ride horses, and cheer lead for her husband.


Still not entirely sure why you're trying to villanize her for this.
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But there are plenty of wives of multi millionaires who still make themselves useful.

Why would you criticize her for her lifestyle choice? Fudge meeting your arbitrary expectations of her.
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The issue is that Rosen implied that Anne Romney wasn't doing anything useful in her private household when her boys were young

No, Rosen implied that Anne Romney had no understanding of the economic pressures faced by someone who has to simultaneously worry about their family responsibilities and income. Sure it's foolishly phrased, and I'm not especially keen on defending it, but she was noting the difference between raising five kids and raising five kids while working a full time job to provide for them.
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Yeah, I don't see an issue either. I'm not working, but I'm looking (and have been for a while Smiley: mad ). But if a couple decides that one of them is going to stay home, I really don't care. That's between the two of them and no one else should worry about it.
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The issue at hand isn't that Anne Romney isn't doing anything in the private economy right now. The issue is that Rosen implied that Anne Romney wasn't doing anything useful in her private household when her boys were young. A statement which many stay-at-home moms (and GOP talking heads) quickly took issue with.

I just don't understand why you have such an issue with the woman for choosing not to work or donate her time.


I have total respect for SAHMs, but most of them I know are also heavily involved in their children's lives - running girl scout troops, organizing food banks, volunteering at their kid's schools, etc. And they will proudly trot out all the things their kids are involved with that they are also a part of, in detailed description, because they made the decision to stay at home for their kids: not for their own personal sake, but for the sake of the children - to sacrifice a second income in order to be a full time parent.

Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."

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Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."


There are occasionally valid reasons for objecting to one's lifestyle choices. Envy is never one of them.


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Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."


There are occasionally valid reasons for objecting to one's lifestyle choices. Envy is never one of them.


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I have total respect for SAHMs, but most of them I know are also heavily involved in their children's lives - running girl scout troops, organizing food banks, volunteering at their kid's schools, etc. And they will proudly trot out all the things their kids are involved with that they are also a part of, in detailed description, because they made the decision to stay at home for their kids: not for their own personal sake, but for the sake of the children - to sacrifice a second income in order to be a full time parent.


I get what you're saying, but I think it's worth asking what sort of sacrifice we're talking about here. While for some households, the loss of income is relevant, for many it's a wash (especially at the point in their lives when children are entering the picture). The cost of babysitting and day care would consume one of their salaries and cost them time with their children. From an economic standpoint, you can either afford to have someone stay at home (assuming a married couple here), or you can't. If you can, then I don't see how that choice is any different regardless of how much above the point of being able to afford it you are.

From a self-reliance point of view (being a breadwinner), there's a different sort of sacrifice. This is where the whole women's lib type of argument comes in. Sometimes, it's not about the money, but about the sense that one is providing for themselves (and their family). But that choice/goal/whatever is not (or should not) be considered any better or worse than the decision to stay at home and raise a family. Which kinda brings us to the issue here. That choice is no less a sacrifice for Anne Romney as it is for any woman in a similar situation. It's just not all about the money IMO.

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Again, I disagree. Unless one completely discounts an element of sacrifice which I suspect a whole lot of women (especially liberal women) would think is a big deal. Regardless of how much her husband makes, a woman is sacrificing something by choosing not to embark upon a career of her own. This is part of why I think this thing has struck such a cord with so many people. The heart of the statement makes an assumption that is completely counter to a century or so of women's right arguments. It assumes, in a backhanded way, that a woman who can be supported financially by her husband has no intrinsic reason or need to work and should not feel like she's missing anything by not doing so.


Again, I suspect a whole lot of women's rights activists would take exception to that assumption. The only reason this isn't being much more loudly condemned by those groups is because of politics. If Romney were a Democrat, you can bet the outrage would be 10 times as loud.
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If Romney were a Democrat, you can bet the outrage would be 10 times as loud...


from one side, and 10 times as quiet from the other.

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If Romney were a Democrat, you can bet the outrage would be 10 times as loud...


from one side, and 10 times as quiet from the other.


Politics is pretty consistent in that regard. In this case, it's relevant to point out because one side is currently loudly attempting to claim that it is somehow magically more in tune and more in support of women's issues than the other.
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Romney is still trying to convince Republicans he's against equal pay for women while at the same time convincing everyone else he's for it.

In a lot of ways, that was Romney's "Bush Doctrine" moment...

In what respect, Charlie?
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Romney is still trying to convince Republicans he's against equal pay for women while at the same time convincing everyone else he's for it.

A non-answer to a liberal reporter's question is now an affirmative statement? If we raised such a fuss every time a politician ducked a question, we wouldn't have time to sleep. Plus, the law doesn't guarantee women equal pay, only allows them more time to sue for pay discrimination.

For the record, I think the law is a good one, and I can't imagine why anybody of either party would be dumb enough not to support it.
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It's an issue that was supposedly a sore point with Congressional Republicans, and it is my understanding that the official GOP line is that they are against the law (because it creates an unnecessary regulation and encourages lawsuits, yada yada.)

I don't think anyone expected a pithy answer from him, but in the original interview it seemed as if the aide didn't even know what it was.
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So it wasn't even Romney himself answering the question, but rather an aide?

The term "grasping at straws" comes immediately to mind.
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Again, I disagree. Unless one completely discounts an element of sacrifice which I suspect a whole lot of women (especially liberal women) would think is a big deal. Regardless of how much her husband makes, a woman is sacrificing something by choosing not to embark upon a career of her own. This is part of why I think this thing has struck such a cord with so many people. The heart of the statement makes an assumption that is completely counter to a century or so of women's right arguments. It assumes, in a backhanded way, that a woman who can be supported financially by her husband has no intrinsic reason or need to work and should not feel like she's missing anything by not doing so.

Again, I suspect a whole lot of women's rights activists would take exception to that assumption.


On the surface, you have something here. I think though that the difference is that people are judging the way Mrs. Romney is spending her time, rather than judging her decision to "stay home" as it were.

Keep in mind that people in America, perhaps more than any other country, have a strong sense of the value of a good day's work. I see people as criticizing Mrs. Romney because she doesn't appear to be giving up anything. It is not a sacrifice (regardless of gender) to play on horses all day.

I don't for a minute care what Mrs. Romney does in her spare time.

But to say she "is sacrificing something by choosing not to embark upon a career of her own" when all she does is whatever she wants all day - who buys that? Ok. I am just going to say that if I could just do my hobbies all day, I wouldn't consider it sacrificing anything. I would be praying to baby jesus in thanks.

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In this case, it is just hard to conjure a lot of sense of sacrifice about someone who basically does what they want all day without any thought of financial consequences.
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Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."


There are occasionally valid reasons for objecting to one's lifestyle choices. Envy is never one of them.
I thought the original, real issue was that Mitt Romney claimed that Ann Romney is a major advisor of his on economic affairs. This raised the question, is Ann Romney a GOOD advisor on national economic affairs? Given that economics seems to be more of an art than a science, and the wealthiest people often buck conventional economic "wisdom", that means I'm not terribly concerned that she doesn't have an economics degree, or a job in economics. But because Mitt has claimed her as an economic advisor, and he's running for President, it DOES open up public questions as to her proficiency in the art of economics. What's she like on forecasting? What executive and legal changes does she think will serve Americans' economic interests?
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Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."


There are occasionally valid reasons for objecting to one's lifestyle choices. Envy is never one of them.
I thought the original, real issue was that Mitt Romney claimed that Ann Romney is a major advisor of his on economic affairs. This raised the question, is Ann Romney a GOOD advisor on national economic affairs? Given that economics seems to be more of an art than a science, and the wealthiest people often buck conventional economic "wisdom", that means I'm not terribly concerned that she doesn't have an economics degree, or a job in economics. But because Mitt has claimed her as an economic advisor, and he's running for President, it DOES open up public questions as to her proficiency in the art of economics. What's she like on forecasting? What executive and legal changes does she think will serve Americans' economic interests?


According to Rosen's original commentary, Mitt Romney said "My wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing". In no reasonable way can this be taken to mean that Mitt Romney considers his wife an economic adviser. Rosen used said comments as a platform for assaulting Ann Romney's position as a stay-at-home-mom and getting herself some TV time, nothing more.

Edit: As an aside, I don't really know the original context of Mitt Romney's comment, but I suspect he was merely deflecting away from the issue of abortion or equal pay for women in favor of talking about job growth and the country's economic "recovery" overall. He doesn't want to discuss his views on abortion or women's pay at length because let's face it, his views are archaic and would alienate a significant portion of the voting public he needs to defeat Obama.

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Mitt Romney said "My wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing".
This does beg the question, how often does Romney, a presidential candidate, listen to his wife as a representative of all American women, and what they care about? This opens up public questions about Ann Romney's mental finger on the pulse of what American women as a whole really want.

So it might sound catty, but it is a justified observation that Ann Romney doesn't live a life that is like most American women. So does she have a good mental, theoretical grasp of lives she is not living herself? What is her aware, thoughtful, informed empathy like?
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Telling a bunch of people that he listens to his wife about womens' issues, and his wife says the economy is important to women, is really just a platitude that serves two political (rather than practical) purposes:

1. As previously mentioned, it allows him to talk about the economy instead of other womens' issues (abortion, contraception, equal pay laws, etc.) where the GOP is polling pretty poorly amongst women. This is one of Obama's weak points, mostly by virtue of being the guy in charge during the downturn (but also because of the perceived ineffectiveness of the stimulus American Reinvestment bills), so Romney is going to hammer him on it as often as possible. And he's smart to do so.

2. The wives of presidential candidates have been shoved squarely into the public eye, mostly due to the public involvement of Elanor Roosevelt (or so I understand). Nowadays, a president's wife is expected to have her own relatively unoffensive pet project (Michelle Obama has childhood obesity, for example), and also be a sort of "ambassador to women" for the male candidate. I can't imagine that Ann Romney is very involved in Mitt's campaign any more than is absolutely required by this expectation, at least in terms of policy and campaign strategy. She hasn't come out with a pet project yet, but that's usually saved until her spouse has been in the White House for a few months.
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In no reasonable way can this be taken to mean that Mitt Romney considers his wife an economic adviser.
Not true. Once we're a year into the Zombie Apocalypse, sandwiches will be far more valuable than any currency we currently employ, at which point she will be quite the economic adviser.
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She hasn't come out with a pet project yet, but that's usually saved until her spouse has been in the White House for a few months.

I'm pretty sure she's already said she wants to lead a committee/panel/whatever on MS which would seem the obvious choice.
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#94 Apr 18 2012 at 9:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Ann Romney got the luxury of it not really being a sacrifice. But her kids are grown. I guess having a husband running for president means you never have a boring day...

Or, I guess that's the true definition of the "leisure class."


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I thought the original, real issue was that Mitt Romney claimed that Ann Romney is a major advisor of his on economic affairs. This raised the question, is Ann Romney a GOOD advisor on national economic affairs? Given that economics seems to be more of an art than a science, and the wealthiest people often buck conventional economic "wisdom", that means I'm not terribly concerned that she doesn't have an economics degree, or a job in economics. But because Mitt has claimed her as an economic advisor, and he's running for President, it DOES open up public questions as to her proficiency in the art of economics. What's she like on forecasting? What executive and legal changes does she think will serve Americans' economic interests?


Here's the thing though, He's not an idiot. He's not using his wife as a women's affairs strategist. He doesn't have one, nor is he looking for one. He really could not care less about this topic. Significant changes could be made to the law in either direction and he'd be wholey ambivalent. He hates pandering, partially because he's ****** at it, more so because he doesn't understand it, at least not really. Which explains why he sucks at it. And why he used the comments not to bloviate halfheartedly on women's rights reform and why hes the man to bring it about, but rather to segue, via his wife, into a topic he's infinitely more interested in: Money, and how to make more of it for his shareholdersvoter base. This is what he wants for this country, to run it like a business, optimizing returns for the upper echelons of his base, providing employment for the lower tiers, and anything which detracts from that goal is harmful, anything which does not interfere is irrelevant. Race, creed, religion, age, interests are only important in the degree that they help or hinder that goal. Law is that which optimizes growth. That's what he's selling, nothing more, nothing less.
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Sounds like some one is jealous. To be quite frank Id wager it is possible Ann Romney does know a lot about economics. I mean she is at home with her children, that is lots of time to watch/read/listen to economic information. (yes that is speculation).

I don't think it matters anyway, the GOP has lost the womans vote, largely over their contraceptives gaffe. I don't think the guys who drafted up that bill really understood why contraceptives are *well* needed.

I dunno, ***** your election we have enough political ******** going on up here. Huzzah Herr Harper.
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For someone who doesn't have to budget money, and has never worked a job (so they have no understanding of what it's like to know you make less than the guy next to you, just because he has a *****), to claim to have any sort of expertise when it comes to economic matters, is just ludicrous to me.



just putting it out there, as a stay at home mom by choice, most SAHM's are in charge of budgeting money and learning how to pinch a penny. We gotta keep those bon bons coming in somehow.
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Sounds like some one is jealous. To be quite frank Id wager it is possible Ann Romney does know a lot about economics. I mean she is at home with her children, that is lots of time to watch/read/listen to economic information. (yes that is speculation).

It's enough time to read about medicine too but I still wouldn't let her operate on me on that basis Smiley: grin
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rdmcandie wrote:
Sounds like some one is jealous. To be quite frank Id wager it is possible Ann Romney does know a lot about economics. I mean she is at home with her children, that is lots of time to watch/read/listen to economic information. (yes that is speculation).
It's enough time to read about medicine too but I still wouldn't let her operate on me on that basis Smiley: grin
Why not? Plenty of people have gotten their criminal justice degrees from watching Law & Order.
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For someone who doesn't have to budget money, and has never worked a job (so they have no understanding of what it's like to know you make less than the guy next to you, just because he has a *****), to claim to have any sort of expertise when it comes to economic matters, is just ludicrous to me.


just putting it out there, as a stay at home mom by choice, most SAHM's are in charge of budgeting money and learning how to pinch a penny. We gotta keep those bon bons coming in somehow.


If Romney has his wife in charge of their mega millions, he's doing it wrong.
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Sounds like some one is jealous. To be quite frank Id wager it is possible Ann Romney does know a lot about economics. I mean she is at home with her children, that is lots of time to watch/read/listen to economic information. (yes that is speculation).

It's enough time to read about medicine too but I still wouldn't let her operate on me on that basis Smiley: grin


Well i didn't say she was an expert, but she could know a lot more than most about it. Really have no idea what she does in her free time. She could be some type of economics junky and reads book after book after book about it. Saying she has no idea what she is talking about because she is a SAHM who doesn't need to work and the family has millions of dollars is pretty speculative.

**** for all we know the entire romney family monetary situation could entirely be her doing. Hubby works, she handles the money.

Non news is stupid news, this story screams yahoo headliner.


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Sounds like some one is jealous. To be quite frank Id wager it is possible Ann Romney does know a lot about economics. I mean she is at home with her children, that is lots of time to watch/read/listen to economic information. (yes that is speculation).

It's enough time to read about medicine too but I still wouldn't let her operate on me on that basis Smiley: grin


Well i didn't say she was an expert, but she could know a lot more than most about it. Really have no idea what she does in her free time. She could be some type of economics junky and reads book after book after book about it. Saying she has no idea what she is talking about because she is a SAHM who doesn't need to work and the family has millions of dollars is pretty speculative.

**** for all we know the entire romney family monetary situation could entirely be her doing. Hubby works, she handles the money.

Non news is stupid news, this story screams yahoo headliner.


No, she rides dressage horses in her spare time. This was confirmed by Romney himself in the leaked Fox interview excerpt.
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