After Democratic political consultant Hilary Rosen contended that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann–mother of five–had “never worked a day in her life,” other key Democrats scurried to try to repair relations with stay-at-home moms.
Just a day earlier, the Post’s E.J. Dionne was arguing that Obama’s higher approval ratings among many women, especially the well-educated, put him in a strong position to win the 2012 election using the same political coalition that elected him in 2008. As Dionne sees it, Romney’s efforts to counter Rick Santorum’s popularity among cultural conservatives boxed him into positions on contraception and abortion that alienated many women.
What do you think? Will this Hilary Rosen affair hurt Obama among women voters? Or is it just another one of those transitory events that roars through the echo chamber and then is heard no more?