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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well, I disagree, I don't think either of them are fair game. Nothing they do has much bearing on how well their husbands either have been, or will be, President.

    At least you're consistent, so I can respect that.
    They're on the campaign trails with their husbands. Anyone on the campaign trail is open for criticism (except children, of course).


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't smart. I pointed out how easily people fall for the faux outrage of politicians. I can't believe how many people are earnestly defending Mrs. Romney as if she gives a damn about this other than to make some money.
    It is BS. It's like the **** they rolled out with Palin all the time, and the majority of women voted for Obama anyway. Palin under attack for... being a working mother with a special needs child, being asked gottcha questions, being a Christian, abstinence only mother, etc. etc. Romney has made the issue about his wife, and not about all women. This conversation isn't doing anything for me as a woman just as that "Palin is under attack" didn't either.

    Ann isn't really under attack, nor was the comment that offensive. Hannity needs to calm the **** down. There actually more deplorable things to say about Ann Romney than, "she hasn't worked a day in her life."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yeah, the comment is valid if you take it for what it obviously meant to show - that Mrs. Romney hasn't had to juggle things most mothers have to which is working a job, particularly while raising children. However, if you want to make a big deal out of the comment, then you can latch onto the "but stay at home moms" work argument which completely misses the intent of the statement.

    *FTR, I get a little perturbed when stay-at-home moms get self-righteous about doing a lot of work. I understand it's work to raise children, but it's even more work to raise children and have a job outside of the home so when people try to act like homemaking is the same level of work as full time job + raising kids, I think it's ridiculous.
    Ok, how about juggling stay at home Mom, with MS and Cancer? How's that factor in?

    Listen, I make far less money than Governor Romney, and after my wife retired from the military, we decided that she should stay at home to raise our kids while I worked. It's tough, despite me making a decent living, first in the military as well, then as a civilian. I'll tell you this though, she get's up when I do, and is working well after I get home. People get paid to do the things she does, but she does it "for free."
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Michelle Obumble is fair game. She has been an advocate of her husband's failed administration. Now, the kids are off limits. I was PISSED when people made fun of Chelsea Clinton; SS agents I know always said she was a delightful and polite young lady. And while she was not beautiful (hardly her fault) she was always neat and she was in great shape.
    Why would Michelle Obama be fair game, but not Ann Romney?

    I don't think either are, I don't care how they advocate for their husbands. I also thought it was terribly wrong to attack Sarah Palin's family, regardless of the fact they were on the campaign trail with her. Families should be out of bounds. They are not running for the office. President Obama said so in 2008 and reiterated it yesterday, "leave wives out of it".
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Am I in the minority for thinking Chelsea Clinton is at least somewhat attractive?
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    They're on the campaign trails with their husbands. Anyone on the campaign trail is open for criticism (except children, of course).
    At least the criticism should be accurate. Ann Romeny has enough medical problems that anyone in her shoes with less net worth would be drawing disability on our dime to stay at home and "not work a day in her life" with her kids.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Am I in the minority for thinking Chelsea Clinton is at least somewhat attractive?
    No, I like geeky red heads.
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I don't think Madame Obama can be criticized for how she lived her life and the choices she made. What she says publicly is a different matter, the same holds true for Mrs. Romney. She isn't being criticized (in this instance) for what she has said, but rather for the perfectly honorable choices she has made.
    Actually, in this case, she's being criticized for her husband's attempt to make her look like the everyday woman when she isn't. If you or your candidate husband presents an image of yourself, then I think people have the right to criticize that image if they think it's a lie. For example, MO has taken on healthy living as her cause and thus presents herself as a healthy person. If she were 300 pounds, then I think it would be reasonable for people to question her image.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Actually, in this case, she's being criticized for her husband's attempt to make her look like the everyday woman when she isn't. If you or your candidate husband presents an image of yourself, then I think people have the right to criticize that image if they think it's a lie. For example, MO has taken on healthy living as her cause and thus presents herself as a healthy person. If she were 300 pounds, then I think it would be reasonable for people to question her image.
    Ok, but is "hasn't worked a day in her life" an accurate statement?
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    Re: Ann Romney Never Worked a Day In Her Life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Enola, every Presidential family is rich and unlike the average American.
    Not all of them are born super wealthy.

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