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Obama's Real Hilary Rosen Problem

oldnjal Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 7:46 AM
For the first time, I suspect, Jackie and John Kennedy will not be brought out, to recall the dream of Camelot, manufactured for the worshipers. Jackie could afford to stay home, early in her career as a mother, and John was of the one percenters, thanks to inherited money from a rum-running father. I will be relieved, because it was so predictably done, before every election since they left the scene. In my opinion, she did a splendid job as mom, and he did a great job handling kruschev and supporting the people threatened in Berlin, but I think they are not the image for political propagandists like Rosen.

Spokespersons and pundits stick their foot in it all the time. But rarely do we see public relations heavy artillery brought out to do damage control to the extent provoked by Hilary Rosen’s recent remark that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”

President Obama himself responded to this – “…it was the wrong thing to say.” First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted repudiating Rosen – “Every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected.”

Clearly, Rosen’s short verbal assault on Ann Romney was something the Obama campaign apparatus saw as a very serious problem. But why?

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