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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    But when confronted with this, they shift to the 'but they are rich, so she had nannies and housekeepers and thus doesn't know what it's like to work as a mother/homemaker!"

    It's an ever moving field goal that shows the lack of standards and principle on their part.

    The green with envy crowd will often piss, bitch, and moan how the rich have lots of money and they don't while rich democrat politicians will pretend to cater to the green with envy crowd. Romney's wife not working is a non-issue
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They aren't unfit for leadership. In the case of Ann Romney....I don't see where questions as to whether she's an accurate barometer of what most women are concerned with are unfair. You don't go to a yacht or country club to get an estimation of what most Americans are concerned with.

    As for leadership in general. Romney's success and upbringing is a double edged sword. Yes he has experience in the business community. Yes he was very successful at Bain Capital as well as saving the Olympics. He's brought them up constantly. Why is it unfair to ask that he prove that he's not completely out of touch with most Americans?

    If someone that I'm unfamiliar with comes from a billionaire family it's pretty rational to expect them to be out of touch. They may not be, they may have life experiences that make them different. As a person running for President it's his job to prove that.
    Again, I don't see the relevance. Many of our First Lady's/Presidents also featured from prominent families, and indeed, were members of exclusive clubs. It was more abnormal that they should not be.

    Why must they prove that they are not out of touch? Do we need to feed ourselves to the mass democratic mob so often that we cannot see the primacy of policies? Have we forgotten that the elite have historically ruled not only us, but the rest of humanity for as long as we can record, and with success? Enlightened policies are a better judge.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Hmm - I think what this thread has *really* brought to light are the views of employment in general.

    A lot of people who said they don't have a problem with Ann being a housewife - said that if they didn't have to work they wouldn't work OR that since he made so much money she didn't need to bother.

    Well to me employment is about creating an identity for yourself: NOT just about income. I had a crap job and after paying for chidcare I didn't have much else ot go around - but I wanted to work anyway because employment, for me, was solid and I could put effort into it and get recognition for it.

    I can't imagine not *wanting* to work.

    so it's not about Ann at all - or Romney: it's about our views on employment in general: pleasure or burden.

    Right now - I'm in school.
    When I graduate I will get a job - and if we go through with business plans I'll be employed and in school.
    I don't even intend on retiring. I thoroughly loved to work, be employed, go places, do things, be somebody - be needed, called up on, fix people's issues, and bring home a portion of our income that is "my earned portion" - even if my husband earns considerably more than I do. It's a source of pride . . . I loved what employment brought to me.

    Apparently a lot of people just think of employment = money . . . and it ends there.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Honestly I don't see what the big deal is. My wife and I both worked and when I made enough, she stopped working and stayed at home.

    This person making a big deal of it is quite petty and ridiculous.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Yes she was described that in the Fox news story you linked. lol

    Well since I'm not a mind reader, I posted what I read.

    Don't worry. Come the 8 o'clock news the Administration will have thrown her so far under the bus, she'll probably be looking for work, like the rest of the unemployed in the country.

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Honestly I don't see what the big deal is. My wife and I both worked and when I made enough, she stopped working and stayed at home.

    This person making a big deal of it is quite petty and ridiculous.
    Well that's how it was for me - sort of. . . but him making enough money wasn't the sole reason there.

    I guess I'm just baffled as to how people can look at a capable person and say 'don't work, that's ok - it's one thing to be a stay at home mom - but Ann's not a stay at home mom anymore. . . that should simply be a temporary status.

    But whatever: I never liked him as a candidate even without this housewife thing.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Again, I don't see the relevance. Many of our First Lady's/Presidents also featured from prominent families, and indeed, were members of exclusive clubs. It was more abnormal that they should not be.

    Why must they prove that they are not out of touch? Do we need to feed ourselves to the mass democratic mob so often that we cannot see the primacy of policies?
    They have to prove they aren't out of touch just like they need to prove they are good family men/women. That they are energetic. That they are tough. That they are decisive. These all are attributes people find important in a President.

    It's important to be sympathetic to the concerns of Americans....which is pretty closely linked to understanding the concerns of Americans. There is relevance. It's the core of what dictates what policies they push.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    They have to prove they aren't out of touch just like they need to prove they are good family men/women. That they are energetic. That they are tough. That they are decisive. These all are attributes people find important in a President.

    It's important to be sympathetic to the concerns of Americans....which is pretty closely linked to understanding the concerns of Americans. There is relevance. It's the core of what dictates what policies they push.
    Why we have such a massive disconnect in our country. The president doesnt need to be 'sympathetic' or be governed by 'fairness' and 'feeeeelings'. The president needs to lead a country, to be decisive, to be strong, and to promote strong ideas with regard to economics. We dont need to have a national election for the nations nanny or big borther...we need a President. We need someone that understands business and industry. We need a government that is fiscally responsible. So far...both major parties have failed this country miserably. If you want a buddy...if you want a pro tem daddy...fine...do that on your own time. The country needs a LEADER.,

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    I just find Hilary Rosen's comments bizarre.

    Instead of nit picking at whether or not Ann Romney should have been working in the coal mines as punishment for being wealthy, more attention should be focused on the actual implications of Rosen's quote. She brought up Romney's employment history as a means to prove how out of touch she is with women when she says the economy is the most important issue facing them today.

    Fine. Well what does the Democrat strategist believe is the biggest issue today if not the economy?

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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm sorry...what's the outrage again? Has Mitt Romney's wife ever worked? Is it an insult to state that fact? I've only seen partial quotes but does Mitt Romneys wife know much about what most Americans deal with much less working women?
    just because we haven't heard about it, doesn't mean it wasn't done....
    like I said, I know more than a few rich Mormons, and they DON"T have nannies.....
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