A fight over female voters has sparked up in the presidential race between Ann Romney and the Obamas’ over a stay-at-home mothers dispute, according to the Washington Post.
Romney told Fox News in an interview that raising her five sons was a full-time job.
“My career choice was to be a mother. Other women make other choices. We have to respect women in all the choices they make,” Romney said.
Michelle Obama has sided with Romney in telling Americans that women have the right to choice and should be respected for their decisions.
Obama tweeted, “Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected.” Her husband complimented her comments with saying, “There is no tougher job than being a mom.”
Their comments were a response to Hilary Rosen who said that Romney could not speak on women struggling due to the economy because she “hasn’t worked a day in her life.”
The remark has ignited a debate across the country and both presidential candidates are trying to win the support of the woman vote, which currently comprises of more than half of the electorate.
Rosen has since then apologized by stating that she knows, “raising children is the hardest job there is.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “We can all agree, Democrats and Republicans, that raising children is an extremely difficult job, and that is true of all mothers as well as fathers.”
The Obama administration has distanced themselves from Rosen and Carney could not describe Rosen’s relationship with the White House but said, “I have not seen her here frequently.”
According to the Washington Post, polls show women voters favor Obama over Romney by around a 20 percent point margin.