Ann Romney takes to Twitter

The rhetorical war on women between President Obama and Mitt Romney escalated Wednesday night as Romney's wife Ann launched a Twitter account to personally respond to a Democratic pundit who had dismissed her knowledge about the economy by saying she "never worked a day in her life."


  1. The debate started here: Hilary Rosen, a political consultant who advises the Democratic National Committee, said this on CNN's "AC360" show:

    "His wife has actually never worked a day in her life, ... She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and how do we -- why we worry about their future."

    About two hours later, Ann Romney launched a new Twitter account and the conversation expanded to include Obama advisers and others.
  2. UPDATE: First lady Michelle Obama has weighed in on Twitter