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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    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.....
    I haven't mentioned a nanny. She never has to worry about healthcare, she never has to worry about gender inequality in pay, she never has to worry about the things most people and/or most women deal with. She's not the best sounding board for what's important to women.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Retirement at least denotes that you worked hard and achieved something.

    But I don't see myself wanting to do so - I'm 31 and have yet to get back into my career as management.
    Well, that's your choice and your right, but I don't have a problem if someone doesn't work, so long as they aren't sponging off the public or charity. I think it depends a lot on how much one enjoys his or her work. If you love your work it's not really work. If you hate it, I don't see any great virtue in doing it just for the sake of doing it.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    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.
    There is quite a few stay at home moms even 40 years ago that went and found employment after the youngest went off to 1st grade, i think some of it was so they were doing something not sitting around watching Days of Our Lives which this thread has come down to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I haven't mentioned a nanny. She never has to worry about healthcare, she never has to worry about gender inequality in pay, she never has to worry about the things most people and/or most women deal with. She's not the best sounding board for what's important to women.
    Neither is Obama or Romney. Or even Michelle, considering the lifestyle she's able to live.....at least if we're going to insist that you must be a middle-class woman working with babies in daycare to understand the challenges women face.

    That's like saying I can't understand the needs of abused dogs because I'm a human.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Neither is Obama or Romney. Or even Michelle, considering the lifestyle she's able to live.....at least if we're going to insist that you must be a middle-class woman working with babies in daycare to understand the challenges women face.

    That's like saying I can't understand the needs of abused dogs because I'm a human.
    I agree Tess...by no means are the Obama's struggling....but the Obama's have the benefit of being in a party that historically and now passes legislation that are popular with women. Romney is in a party that historically and recently have passed legislation that is not popular with women.

    Obama's first major act was passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act with Republicans voting against it. The RNC chairman can talk all day about how this perception of Republicans not being friendly to women is manufactored by the media and Romney can state all day that his wife tells him it's the economy....well everybody is worried about the economy...the first priority for anybody is the economy....
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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.
    You can demonstrate your qualities and your policies without having to pander constantly to the masses' lifestyle by showing up at the local pub or landing a job as a plumber in your 20s. Basic "connecting" is a current-era campaign requirement, but pretending to be "like us" is no demonstration of one's coming administration, despite what liberals (right now) want you to believe.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I haven't mentioned a nanny. She never has to worry about healthcare, she never has to worry about gender inequality in pay, she never has to worry about the things most people and/or most women deal with. She's not the best sounding board for what's important to women.
    neither do I, but it doesn't mean I haven't been there, or some place similar....
    and I can certainly recognize a stupid statement, which is what this thread is about.....
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You can demonstrate your qualities and your policies without having to pander constantly to the masses' lifestyle by showing up at the local pub or landing a job as a plumber in your 20s. Basic "connecting" is a current-era campaign requirement, but pretending to be "like us" is no demonstration of one's coming administration, despite what liberals (right now) want you to believe.
    It seems like you're trying to sway my opinion on what I consider important qualities in a President. Because you don't think that trait isn't important doesn't mean it's not important.

    I don't care if a President sleeps around on his wife constantly....he can still be a great President. It's not a quality or attribute I care about but I can easily understand how it's something someone else holds as important.

    With Romney...it goes well beyond not pandering to the realm of anytime he goes off of his talking points he comes across as out of touch.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    neither do I, but it doesn't mean I haven't been there, or some place similar....
    and I can certainly recognize a stupid statement, which is what this thread is about.....
    Ehhh...like I've said I don't think it's a stupid statement. It's factually correct unlike a lot of stuff I see defended on this board.

    It may be stupid in a political context because it adds really nothing to the conversation and honestly....the Republicans are drowning and the last thing Democrats need is to throw them any sort of rope but to me it's not a stupid comment.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Now on the note of a president being unfaithful to his wife: if he can't abide by his marital vow how can we expect him to abide by his oath as president? I think it shows character - very poor character. And a complete lack of respect for others and poor integrity.
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