For a wealthy politician’s wife, life isn’t all about smiling in front of the cameras or making appearances at campaign events and charitable soirees. For Ann Romney the hell is just raising, after recent comments have brought her into the spotlight. Sure, it’s a dirty trick, but comments such as those made by Hilary Rosen give a great insight in the lifestyle of the man you might be planning to vote for president. Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann is under fire for not working.
Recently, Hilary Rosen appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” where she slashed out at Mitt Romney’s wealth, estimated at $250 million. Obviously, like many other Democrat commentators, the aim is to emphasize that Mitt Romney is trying to convince people he has the economic solutions that will change a poor American’s life when he hasn’t lived through the pain of cutting expenses to make the bills.
Hilary Rosen pointed out that Ann Romney “has actually never worked a day in her life” so she has “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school”.
For putting Ann Romney under fire and consequently Mitt Romney too, Republicans have slashed out at Rosen mentioning that the politician’s wife is a mother of five, who has survived breast cancer and MS. But what Republicans often forget is that politics is a dirty game, and while they have their own sets of dirty tricks, when the fire is targeted their way they play the innocents.
Rosen did not take the criticism well, particularly since Republicans tried to shift the focus away from her message. She said: “If they want to attack me and distract the public’s attention away from their nominee’s woeful record, it just demonstrates how much they just don’t get it”.
Meanwhile, as the Republican nomination race enters the last mile, Ann Romney is going to be more and more under the media’s spotlight. Whether or not she might help Romney get elected, one thing is for sure: she’s not going to like what’s coming down the line, as Rosen’s comments are just the tip of the iceberg. But, that’s the risk of being a politician’s wife.