Actually, Mitt Romney was sidestepping a question about women's rights, quoting his wife as saying: Women were more interested in the economy. Following that river-dance side step, democratic spokesperson, Hilary Rosen, clicked her heels and announced: Mrs. Romney never worked a day in her life!
Mrs. Romney can't say, "economics"? The Republicans crashed down on Rosen for suggesting that a "stay at home mom" doesn't know anything about "economics". The very same people who were passing laws about trans-vaginal ultra sound probes on women, (but too timid to say the term) were now in full voice defending Mrs. Romney.
So from women's rights, the subject waltzed to "stay at home moms".
Even Obama felt it necessary to defend the stay at home moms. "Hardest job in the world."
Air traffic controllers have the hardest job in the world.
Anne Romney can do a tap dance about economics if she desires, (like Ginger Rogers counting up numbers while wearing tap shoes) but Mrs. Romney isn't a stay at home mom anymore then the Queen of England.
Nor is Romney a stay at home mom like television sitcom's Roseanne. Roseanne knew her numbers, but her husband never had off shore bank accounts in Switzerland, the Grand Cayman Islands and Luxembourg. The Queen? She keeps the crown jewels in the Tower of London.
So to extend the non-issue life of the "stay at home mom" argument, Anne Romney addressed the NRA, also known as the National Riffle Association, a place where every stay at home mom prefers not to be targeted. Presenting herself as a victim, Mrs. Romney received a huge round of applause and championed the work of every "stay at home mom" in the country. Gratefully, she didn't say, "Ich Bin ein stay at home mom."
So the question was originally about women's rights. What does Mitt Romney think about women's rights?
"I plan to get rid of Planned Parenthood."
So, the same guy who wants to get rid of birth control for millions of women defends their right to carry an AK47.
Like strapping women to the car roof.