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Democratic strategist sparking -- political firestorm.
Attacking and Romney for being a stay at home month.
Hi everybody and generally -- I'm John Scott Democrats are trying to make women a wedge issue in the presidential campaign but now.
It seems to be getting personal democratic strategist Hilary Rosen escalating the political argument.
By attacking governor Romney's wife saying she has never work today in her life.
And Romney firing back saying she chose to stay home to raise her five sons that's and running on the right Hilary Rosen on the left.
And Romney writes -- chose to raise your suns at home adding quote believe me it was hard work.
And that women need to respect each other's choices.
Let's talk about of the Joseph Trippi managed Howard dean's presidential campaign he is a Fox News contributor.
Some of the president's top up political strategist people like David Axelrod.
Tried to back away from Hillary Rosen remarks right away.
Did she make a mistake I mean is it going to hurt his campaign.
-- -- -- -- -- -- No doubt in my mind that it was wrong what she said was wrong -- I immediately.
Was on Twitter last night immediately said that as did it very quick response from the White House me from -- brought Obama campaign both as you mentioned David Axelrod.
Jim Messina the campaign manager.
-- -- -- cutter was -- chief spokespeople.
Immediately came out denounced.
Hillary Rosen -- comments.
I just think it was.
A big mistake something that should have been says well -- Someone else who announced it right away was and Romney herself via Twitter it's my understanding that it was her first tweet ever.
When she got that news got that took that broadside really from Hilary Rosen she tweeted back.
And and made her own case she also made her case this morning on America's Newsroom let me -- play that for.
I know what it's like to struggle and if if maybe I haven't struggled as much financially as some people have I can tell you and promise you.
That I've had struggles in my life.
And I -- Would love to have people understand.
That -- -- have compassion for people that are struggling and that's why we're running.
Now she she'd.
He is a victim of multiple sclerosis among other things I mean it's it's pretty hard to say that that this is a woman who you know -- about being out in the workforce and doing whatever is -- I'd be -- -- -- look.
Product of of the -- single mom raised five kids and I don't how tough that was it certainly.
She out of my mother had a different experience different struggles the in the Enron the had.
That but but that's not really what this is about -- with this what's going on right now is that the Obama campaign does have a very big lead among women.
And and Hilary Rosen has.
I think helped -- elevate.
And Romney one of the best.
Weapons if you will in the -- -- in the Romney arsenal.
It's 222 bridge that gap in.
And that's where I think it was a mistake to it a mistake to go to work route that Hillary -- in win and why he's the and Obama.
Followed up in the -- and push back in denounced it.
Well and you also say that there is some.
Suggestion here that Republicans are flying finally mastering what you -- able to master on the Howard Dean campaign the use of social media.
In getting your case out.
Absolutely -- all year long I've been astonished by how slow.
It particularly the Romney campaign has been to pick up.
Eighty prowess and all of social media.
It and in -- been sort of been.
You know looking for an explanation for the last night.
They really came out very quickly creating this.
New Twitter handle for in Romney personally getting on right away.
That this staff jumping on it in pushing it.
It was a totally different campaign last night -- the first real dust up on Twitter.
In -- presidential campaign between the Obama campaign and it any very very apt.
Romney campaign I had not seen that before could -- sides.
Things have come at first tweet from -- Romney she said I made a chief odd choice to stay at home and raise five boys believe me.
It was hard work and having four kids myself I can attest to that.
Joseph Trippi thank you.
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