Moms hold the country together.
Moms sigh a lot.
Moms worry a lot.
She was a mom who worried a lot.
But she trusted Mitt and she got through her motherhood experience.
So all of us moms should trust Mitt, too!
I hate to break it to her speech writers, but that’s not really enough to convince American moms that they should love Mitt in November.
Ann and the Republicans missed a golden opportunity by leaving out the one thing working moms of all political persuasions wanted to hear — what will her husband DO to help working mothers (and fathers)? How will his policies help families keep a roof over their heads, bring home a living wage and provide for their kids?
Throughout the evening’s speeches, the recurrent them of “We Built It” was everywhere. And the sub-theme was this — you have to be willing to take a risk of failure in order to succeed. Except the GOP has missed one thing — most American families can’t take that risk. Even if they’d like to start a business or quit a current job to launch an enterprise, when you have people relying on you for a paycheck and, hopefully, health insurance, it is no light decision to leap into an entrepreneurial abyss and hope to come out with a successful business on the other side.
For those who have, that’s great. And for those who have done it with no family money and no government support, I applaud you. But that rarely happens, and the Romneys are doing a good job of not talking about the success stories, including some of their own, that wouldn’t have been possible but for financial help from others, including Uncle Sam.