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How much damage did Obama supporter Hilary Rosen do when she said Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life”?
April 12th, 2012
03:24 PM ET

How much damage did Obama supporter Hilary Rosen do when she said Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life”?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

It took 18 hours for Hilary Rosen to apologize for her ill-considered comment that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life. And my guess is if there hadn't been such a firestorm of criticism over what she said she wouldn't have apologized at all. The apology is a day late and a dollar short. The damage has been done. And there's a lot of it.

Ann Romney - who raised five children as well as dealing with cancer and multiple sclerosis - that's work, Ms. Rosen - was classy in her response. She said she made "a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."

I think that's probably a true statement.

Democrats ran from Rosen like she was on fire. David Axelrod called the comments "inappropriate and offensive." Another true statement. Top Obama campaign officials said they couldn't disagree with Rosen more; that families should be off-limits and that stay-at-home moms "work harder than most of us do."

Before she decided to apologize, Hilary Rosen was busy blaming Mitt Romney for bringing his wife into this debate. She says that Mitt shouldn't say Mrs. Romney is the expert on women and the economy. Why not?

First rule of holes is: When you're in one, stop digging. Mercifully, after 18 hours, Hilary Rosen finally put the shovel down.

For the moment, President Obama enjoys an almost 20-point lead among women. An incident like this might make women give Mitt Romney a second look.

Here’s my question to you: How much damage did Obama supporter Hilary Rosen do when she said Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life"?

Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.

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