Attack on Ann Romney
Was the media reaction too slow?
- Duration 5:24
- Date Apr 14, 2012
Was the media reaction too slow?
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What you have is.
Is Mitt Romney running around the country saying well you know my wife tells me that what women really care about -- economic issues and when I listen to my wife.
That's what I'm hearing just like his wife has actually never worked -- 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 -- -- how we feed our kids.
-- we send them this.
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 eight.
Would love to have people understand.
That midnight have compassion for people that are struggling and that's why we're running.
She is a democratic strategists she's -- CNN contributor.
As far as I know.
Double that I don't.
-- know how to assess.
Her overall relationship with people here in the White House but if I do not I have not seen her here.
Well there you have this week's political controversy.
Began on Wednesday but it didn't really get a lot of mainstream media attention even until Thursday night it was on the the the the major newscasts.
Had it -- they repeated the claim that.
Hilary Rosen has no ties to the White House.
NBC called it a distraction well as as -- -- said I haven't seen in years very frequently.
I -- Saturday thirty as the -- 3035.
Visits to the White House.
-- something cabinet members right I mean look this story.
And has the potential impact on the 2012 election and the 1884.
When a Republican.
And clergyman said that the Democratic Party was a particle -- -- -- as a problem -- -- rebellion to say alcohol.
To -- the church and that southern confederacy.
And that -- the election it -- election from Blaine was Republican to Cleveland democrats' first Democrat to win in twenty years.
As everybody announced that yeah.
Because we were watching TV.
Seriously if the Democrats are backing away from this as fast as they possibly can -- yes -- with his seat as fast I mean we've now had an apology and then we've had a second apology and now Hillary Rosen said she's not going to be on the Sunday shows she's gonna be at home.
With her to end.
I think I'd get -- this was a huge misstep for them because you have Barack Obama.
Eighteen points ahead of Mitt Romney when it comes to women.
And hearing you have a woman who.
Only visits the White House occasionally 3040 times coming out and saying.
Romney does doesn't matter it doesn't count why -- she me.
Authorized or to say anything because she doesn't know anything can she doesn't -- it was it.
Almost do you think there are some in the media who agree with her -- -- sure -- -- a little -- but look the media loves a story and this was a big juicy story this is a group grenade essentially dropped in today at the presidential election cycle.
For what for one of the main reasons why -- -- would shouldn't points out about women.
Women are going to be the major battlefield for this election.
Barack Obama the Democrats won women as they traditionally do they won them in -- 2000 -- eight and in 2010.
Republicans won women.
By a pretty substantial margin and -- the Democrats know that they've got to get the democratic women back into the fold.
And said they had some success after the changes that Mandela this democratic -- in the war on women.
Well and that's exactly right the Democrats created this bogus war on women to -- -- entire Republican Party as being anti woman and they did have some success with that.
But what this comment may do is actually reverse a lot of those -- and your your column.
-- which was so brilliantly written.
-- -- I think.
One of the things that that that that Hilary Rosen has been saying in her defenders have been saying this.
Whenever I wasn't really talking about the fact that she stayed home with -- talking about the fact that -- wealthy and she GAAP financial means and so therefore she can't possibly relate to.
-- common working people.
As if Hilary Rosen is becoming common working person can do and it's like it's so absurd and in if you follow that put this in my -- if you follow this reasoning.
Michelle Obama never should have been able to talk about women Hillary Clinton Emerson and we'll talk well and Elizabeth and works who was out speaking on all sorts of issues while.
Building 30000 square foot home name like you are capable of having compassion for other people regardless of how much money.
But also and Romney is really Mitt Romney's secret weapon.
She's -- she's compassionate she's been fighting and that's she's been fighting cancer she has my kids I don't care how many nannies or how much help you have.
In terms of personal and warm that he's.
-- -- is exactly why.
The Obama reelection team through Hilary Rosen went after her by name because they realize how big a threat she really gets.
And when you look at those White House -- -- 35 visits several of them were directly to the white house office of media surrogate says she is actually technically -- surrogate for the Obama team.