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  •  You can't ask Ann Romney > (1+ / 0-)
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    to support all your points, can you.  

    This would require her to repudiate the Republican Party,and for all I know go against any number of Mormon rules. [are there any Democratic LDS???]

    Ain't gonna happen.

    So let's stick to showing how she is as out of touch with most women's lives as her husband is from most voters....

    She may be a lovely woman, I don't know.  Not one who understands reality, that is for sure.

    •  No get off the Ann angle, concentrate on Mitt (2+ / 0-)
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      It's a mistake to go after her.  She'll hide behind her husband and wont take any questions.  

      Check out what Chris Hayes just exposed from a speech Mitt Romney made in January:

      WASHINGTON -- Women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for child care so that they can enter the job market and "have the dignity of work," Mitt Romney said in January, undercutting the sense of extreme umbrage he showed when Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen quipped last week that Ann Romney had not "worked a day in her life."

      The remark, made to a Manchester, N.H., audience, was unearthed by MSNBC's "Up w/Chris Hayes," and will air during the 8 a.m. hour of his show Sunday.

      Ann Romney and her husband's campaign fired back hard at Rosen following her remark. "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work," Romney said on Twitter.

      Mitt Romney, however, judging by his January remark, views stay-at-home moms who are supported by federal assistance much differently than those backed by hundreds of millions in private equity income. Poor women, he said, shouldn't be given a choice, but instead should be required to work outside the home to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. "[E]ven if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work," Romney said of moms on TANF.

      Recalling his effort as governor to increase the amount of time women on welfare in Massachusetts were required to work, Romney noted that some had considered his proposal "heartless," but he argued that the women would be better off having "the dignity of work" -- a suggestion Ann Romney would likely take issue with.

      "I wanted to increase the work requirement," said Romney. "I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, 'Well that's heartless.' And I said, 'No, no, I'm willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It'll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.'"

      It's top headline at HuffPo,plastered all over MSNBC.

      Romney has been exposed again as an utter liar.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 07:21:57 AM PDT

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      •  We need the first lady to the United States to be (0+ / 0-)

        tough...!!!!   They sure didn't cut Michelle Obama any slack.....

        If these folks are going to occupy the White House...they need to be vetted thouroughly...!!!!

        Including their wealth as well as their Mormon faith.....

        For instance:   Why do Mormons hate homosexuals..?   Is it because some states allow homosexuals to marry, but forbid plural "celestial unions"...?????

        Wouldn't you like to know that..?   Would the Romney's legalize plural marriage as well as gay marriage...?    How would this affect the insurance industry....????

        How can the National Organization for Marriage support a polygamist for President..?   Will the Republican party change it's platform on the DOMA to include plural "celestial unions"....!?!?!?

        Wouldn't you like to know the answer to that....!?!?!   I am so curious...!!!!!

        •  I want to know about policy issues (1+ / 0-)
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          and what Mitt Romney says.  Now this is how to play the Ann Romney angle.  If she is an official surrogate for the Mitt Romney campaign then she MUST answer questions.  Otherwise, she isn't much of a surrogate.  If she is not, then you don't go after her personally because that just gains sympathy for the Romneys.  You can try to ask her some questions though and see where they go but don't make it personal.

          It's a risky thing making her a surrogate.  Remember John Kerry's wife Theresa did that in 2004.  It didn't always go that well.

          My gut feeling is that Mitt Romney will try to keep her more in the background.

          "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

          by noofsh on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 07:49:53 AM PDT

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