April 11th, 2012
10:26 PM ET

The candidates' war for women

For months, the Democrats have said Republicans are waging a war on women. Now, Mitt Romney is trying to turn the tables. Hilary Rosen, Paul Begala and Erick Erickson discuss the strategy and rhetoric.

Editor's note: The following post is by Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist, in response to tweets and emails she received after her appearance on AC360.

My Twitter feed was on fire after an appearance Wednesday night on CNN's AC360, where I said that I thought it was wrong for Mitt Romney to be using his wife as his guide to women's economic struggles when she "had never worked a day in her life."

Oh my, you should read the tweets and the hate mail I got after that. The accusations were flying. I don't know what it means to be a mom (I have 2 children). I obviously don't value the work that a mother does and how hard it is (the hardest job I have ever had); and I absolutely hate anyone who doesn't have the same views as I do (hate is a strong word).

Spare me the faux anger from the right who view the issue of women's rights and advancement as a way to score political points. When it comes to supporting policies that would actually help women, their silence has been deafening. I don't need lectures from the RNC on supporting women and fighting to increase opportunities for women; I've been doing it my whole career.


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