|Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen (right) drew furious criticism for saying that Ann Romney was unqualified to advise her husband on women’s economic concerns because she “has actually never worked a day in her life.’’ (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images (left) and Rebecca Roth/Getty Images)|
Sharp reaction to Ann Romney critic
Democrats put onto defensive on role of women
First lady Michelle Obama today was forced expressed her support for mothers of all stripes, after a Democratic strategist rankled Republicans by suggesting Ann Romney “has actually never worked a day in her life’’ because the wife of presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney had been a stay-at-home mom. “Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected,’’ she said. The debate was part substantive and part theatrics, as the rival campaigns settled into their new roles.