If you’ve been reading The Daily Cocca for a while you know I’ve been critical of Mitt Romney. Who hasn’t? Like everyone else, I’m critical of President Obama, too.
Whatever you think of the candidates, let’s agree that their spouses and families are off-limits. Let’s also agree that Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney were way off-base and very out of touch. Ironic that this post finds me calling a critic of Romney’s out of touch on an economic issue, given that the former Massachusetts governor makes 50 grand a day. But there you have it.
The President himself weighed in:
“There is no tougher job than being a mom,” President Obama told a Cedar Rapids television station, mentioning his own wife and mother. He added, “I don’t have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates. My general view is those of us who are in the public life, we’re fair game. Our families are civilians.”
The President is right, of course. And so is Ann Romney.
For the Romney campaign’s part, it looks as though they’ve finally hired their first communications professional: