2012 ELECTION

Hilary Rosen apologizes for Ann Romney working comments

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic strategist is apologizing to Ann Romney for saying the stay-at-home wife of wealthy Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has never worked a day in her life.

Hilary Rosen apologizes for Ann Romney working comments (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Hilary Rosen issued a statement Thursday saying that her comments were "poorly chosen." She says that as a mother, she knows raising children is the hardest job there is.

Rosen said on CNN Wednesday that Ann Romney has never had to work to pay the bills and should not be her husband's surrogate on women and the economy.

Rosen says in her statement that it is time to put the "faux war against stay at home moms" to rest.

President Barack Obama's top campaign advisers said Rosen's comments were offensive and had called on her to apologize. 

Ann Romney fought back after Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen suggested Romney 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.

"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys," she wrote. "Believe me, it was hard work."

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