FILE - In this March 19, 2012 file photo, Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with audience members after her husbands spoke at the University of Chicago, in Chicago. Ann Romney is firing back at a Democratic consultant who is suggesting that the wife of wealthy presidential candidate Mitt shouldn?t be talking about the economy?s toll on women. "Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life," said consultant Hilary Rosen on CNN. The remark inspired Ann Romney?s debut on Twitter. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Ann Romney says raising five sons was a full-time job and that her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, considered it more important than his role as family breadwinner.
Interviewed Thursday by Fox News, Ann Romney said women need to respect each others choices. She was responding to Democratic consultant Hilary Rosens comment a day earlier on CNN that Ann Romney shouldnt talk about women and the economy because she "hasnt worked a day in her life."
The remark sparked an uproar as both parties work to win the critical votes of women this election year. President Barack Obamas advisers demanded that Rosen apologize. She has not backed off.