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Ann Romney on Stay-at-Home Motherhood

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Oh, Ann Romney, you progressive thinker, you.

Wife of Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, has made quite a splash in the political sphere recently. At a dinner hosted by the Connecticut Republican Party, Ann Romney spoke about trials of motherhood. As a stay-at-home mother, Ann Romney is not versed in the balance between motherhood and work that many American women must get used to.

During a speech on Tuesday night, Ann said the following:

I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”

Now, this could just be chalked up to a public speaking gaffe, but I cannot condone that Ann Romney loves the fact that women don’t have a choice – this is unacceptable and embarrassing for a candidate for First Lady of this country.

ALL women have the initial choice, but choose to work because in order to support a child successfully, parents need money. Women make the choice to better their lives and the lives of their children.

This being said, I am all for choice. If a family comes to the agreement together that one of them should stay home full time, and it happens to be a woman, there is no objection from me.

What do you all think? Have people been overreacting to the quote, or do you believe this was more than a gaffe? Reply in the comments!


3 responses »

  1. I think people have been overreacting. Honestly, the Romneys are out of touch people. They really have not had to struggle and have had a blessed life, which is great for them. However, I think they really don’t get the average American and I think that voters need to recognize that. It’s not liberal bashing to state that. Just facts, they don’t know that the average person has to struggle for most of their lives. I wish them the best of luck and wish they could get some life experience, so they could relate to the average person, but clearly, they have chosen to live an intentionally sheltered life.

    • Great point. I was a bit torn when I saw the story break, and I think that it was probably just her misspeaking. My guess is that she meant that she was happy that there were strong women who can take care of themselves. I certainly wouldn’t call it liberal bashing, just someone who needs to carefully plan out her speeches.

      • Yeah, exactly. I feel like she have a speechwriter, especially if she’s going to be making speeches on the campaign trail.

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