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." Edited, Apr 16th 2012 9:35pm by catwho