Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney listens as his wife Ann introduces him during a campaign stop at Gregory Industries in Canton, Ohio March 5, 2012.
I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.— Ann Romney (@AnnDRomney) April 12, 2012
Rosen defended herself on Twitter
Mitt Romney is running for President, not Ann. He hired only 10%women at Bain; now makes up false concern for women's economic struggle.— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) April 12, 2012
I've nothing against @AnnRomney. I just don't want Mitt using her as an expert on women struggling $ to support their family. She isn't.— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) April 12, 2012
Obama advisers repudiated Rosen’s remarks and called on her to apologize:
I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) April 12, 2012
Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney.They were inappropriate and offensive.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 12, 2012