Democratic strategist apologizes for Ann Romney remarks
Fallout from stay-at home mom comments
- Duration 4:13
- Date Apr 12, 2012
Fallout from stay-at home mom comments
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Good evening I'm -- there there is an apology tonight for comments that had Democrats scrambling to distance themselves from one of their own.
And put Republicans on the political warpath.
The remark was aimed -- and Romney.
And seemed to belittle stay at home moms we have fox team coverage Carl Cameron has the latest polling on how the two campaigns are doing with women.
But we Begin with the details on who said watt from chief Washington correspondent James Rosen.
Here in studio -- James -- good evening reacting to this firestorm created by a woman who is one of the democratic party's most influential strategist.
President Obama in a series of interviews for the local TV stations late today.
Lamented what he called quote.
And ill advised statement by somebody on television.
I don't have a lot of patience for.
Commentary about espouses.
My general view is those of -- -- in public life here world fair game.
Our families are civilians.
Vice President Biden was also asked today if he thought -- the comments of Hilary Rosen had gone too far and he replied.
Your personal gut reaction when you heard her say those words.
She should have -- she should have come to my house -- those five boys were causing so much trouble.
It it wasn't so easy.
With a touch of humor and Romney dismissed criticism by liberal CNN contributor Hilary Rosen -- could argue that Mitt Romney has no business seeking his wife's advice on women's economic concerns.
Just like his wife -- actually never worked a day in her life.
She's she's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how we feed our kids had a we send them.
-- on Twitter and across the country stay at home moms bristled at the idea that theirs is not actual work.
Initially rose in double down tweeting.
I am raising children to but most young American women -- to both earn a living and raise children you know that don't shoot by late afternoon written apology insufficient Rosen for years -- registered lobbyist and did so on camera.
Why assume that -- -- saw my apology this afternoon but if not.
Working moms stay at home moms they're both extremely hard jobs I know I've shared them both.
And I I'm sorry if that offended this is going to be an ugly campaign season.
And you know if if this ends up being the start to -- so be it but actually I don't think it is.
We understand how tough it is to be a -- we understand that there's no -- there's no promotions there's no raises.
And for us to suggest that they don't know that there there opinions aren't valued equally as.
As all other mothers -- all the women is an outrage and I think the White House it's time for them to address this issue.
I think we can all agree.
Democrats and Republicans.
They're raising children has an extremely difficult job.
Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod had already called grosans comments offensive and First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected.
The Clinton Campaign has -- Crack team on the on the ground.
Four years ago Rosen had rebuked Republicans for attacking mrs.
Because she said essentially you have taken on sort of the most sympathetic person in a candidate's realm.
The wife who was taking care of the children supporting the husband doing everything she can because she loves him.
It was practicing law be traveling.
And we did have -- -- for her not to work.
The president has also commented on the role played by stay at home moms but it was grosans description of Mitt Romney as old -- towards women that ruffled the other ones seem -- mobile.
Now that does bother me -- up up up up -- that is not corrected -- you should see how many women he listens to and that's what I love about -- I haven't met mrs.
Romney but she seems like a wonderful woman and I know she's devoted her life to her family President Obama added tonight but.
Hilary Rosen is no stranger to the Obama White House online records show she has visited there -- at least thirty times.
And the White House said they're just not sure that is the same Hillary rose to -- also no relation to this rose.
At all poker.