In an effort to capitalize on Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s smear against presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s wife Ann Romney, the Romney campaign is offering some serious swag. “MOMS Drive The Economy” bumper stickers are now available for a minimum $6 donation.
Romney campaign manager Beth Myers sent out an e-mail shortly after the incident advertising the bumper stickers by saying, “If you’re a stay-at-home mom, the Democrats have a message for you: you’ve never worked a day in your life.”
Ann Romney had her own quick response to Rosen’s comment that Romney could not identify with working mothers because she “never worked a day in her life.” “She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing all of that trouble,” Romney retorted. “My career choice was to be a mother and I think all of us need to know we need to respect choices women make.”
Rosen’s comments were immediately rebuked by top Obama campaign officials like David Axelrod who called them “inappropriate and offensive” on Twitter. Even First Lady Michelle Obama felt the need to tweet on Thursday saying, “Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected.”
But that hasn’t stopped prominent female conservatives from pointing out that it is exactly comments like these that prove that Democrats have a bias against stay-at-home moms.
Sarah Palin expressed her outrage over on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News Thursday night saying that Rosen’s comments have “awakened mama grizzlies across the nation.”
“The message seems to be, why is it that some on the Left choose to divide to incite with comments like that instead of just respecting women’s choices and what they want to do with the gifts that God has given them?” she said.
Rosen may have missed the mark in her original intention as her comments have only served to boost Ann Romney’s already growing popularity. As of Friday afternoon, “Ann Romney” was the number one search in Google trends.