Nice lady I'm sure, and too bad about the M.S., but neither of those conditions mean you got an opinion worth spouting to the masses.
Mitt has been saying stupid shit about how Ann lets him know what women are thinking, cuz, like, they're some kind of Other and he wouldn't be able to fathom their mentality with his male brain (or whatever non-stiffness is revealed when he's unzipped). Yeah, they're some kind of Other - they don't have your dough. So that puts both Romney (and their toothy offspring) together and unable to fathom why those silly people of all genders are squeaking about their lack of money and health care.
So commentator Hilary Rosen says on CNN that Ann R. never worked a day in her life and hasn't a clue about working women and what they might want and her stupid opinion is worthless. She could have added "and stay-at-home moms whose husbands' jobs are in danger or have vanished." Maybe if she'd said that, there would have been less of a kerfuffle. As it was, the forces of the Righteous Right, and some PC lefties, have risen up to give us that old crap about how stay-at-home women *WORK*. Hey, as if the vast majority of women don't know that. But the vast majority of us don't have the luxury of being able to have only the at-home job. We bloody well WORK at home and out-of-the-home-cuz-otherwise-we-starve (physically or intellectually).
One of the obnoxious Romney offspring tweeted about how his mommy was perfectly wonderful and real smart and could have held any job in the world....but (aw) she chose to stay home and raise him. (Puke.) (And what a waste of wonderfulness and smart.)
And, in parenthesis ( ), let me say this about that: Unless you home-school, and not everyone is fit to do that, and even if they are some public schooling is good for kids for various reasons (Real World Experience for one), then once kids hit 5, mommies are not needed all day. Most Americans, including most of those of the male persuasion, know what's involved in raising kids and keeping house and doing the cooking. Cut the sanctimonious crap - it's an insult to those who, to repeat, do not have luxury of working only one of the life-jobs we all must deal with (even, in a limited way, the childless).
And damn the White House, prob from O himself and his understandable position, saying criticizing families is out of bounds. Phooey. That only applies to family members who keep their yaps shut (or in the case of Michele Obama, speaks about topics only assholes, and they abound, would grump about - service families and childhood obesity). Ann has been campaigning. Mitt has been putting her and her presumed political and economic opinions out there. Can't have it both ways - can't open your yap and make public political pronouncements and then whine about family being off-limits.
Rosen, to her credit, has (so far) resisted the calls to apologize.