Romney campaign fundraises off Ann Romney stay-at-home mom criticism

Rachel Rose Hartman
April 12, 2012

Democrats devalue stay-at-home moms.

That's the message of a Mitt Romney campaign fundraising email issued Thursday afternoon seeking to capitalize on the bipartisan outrage over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney.

Democrats from the White House on down Thursday strongly opposed Rosen's comments that Mrs. Romney can't represent female voters because she's never "worked a day in her life." But that isn't stopping Romney's team from using Rosen's comment to declare war on the entire Democratic party.

"If you're a stay-at-home mom, the Democrats have a message for you: you've never worked a day in your life," Romney's senior campaign advisor Beth Myers wrote in a fundraising email titled "War on Moms."

The Democrats have claimed this spring that the GOP is leading a "War on Women." Well, welcome to the age of rebranding.

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