Ann Romney Touts Her Job as Mom in First Big Speech After Hilary Rosen Flap

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April 24 2012 4:23 PM

Ann Romney Touts Her Job as Mom in First Big Speech After Hilary Rosen Flap

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Ann Romney is hitting the campaign trail with a message about her life as a mom. Ann Romney greets supporters in Illinois.

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Senator John McCain can tell you all about how important a running mate can be in a campaign, but a life mate may still pull more weight on voting day—or hold more political baggage.

That may be why Ann Romney is still capitalizing on disparaging comments Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen made about the former governor’s wife two weeks after it happened. In her first real speech since the flap at a Connecticut fundraiser, Mrs. Romney highlighted her life as a stay-at-home mother raising the Romney children at home, for which she received little help until the fifth child in their family was born.

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Thanking well-wishers for their prayers, the aspiring first lady also said her husband was the right “fix-it” man for a job in the oval office. With polls still showing Mitt behind among female voters and a huge positive reaction from voters toward Ann, you can expect Mrs. Romney to be making a lot more speeches before November.

Video produced by Paca Thomas.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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