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Mothers Offended by Rosen's Comments About Ann Romney


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: Jonathan Merryman

Danville, VA - Prominent Democrat Hilary Rosen set off a tempest Wednesday by saying Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life." Rosen's comment has really stirred up some controversy locally as well. Danville residents say they completely disagreed with the statement.

From the moment Brandy White wakes up....

"It's teaching them, taking care of them, sick babies, it's nonstop," said Brandy White, a stay-at-home mom who lives in Danville.

Past the time she falls asleep...

"You're a nurse, you're a chef, you're a playmate, you're a teacher, you're a dietician, you're everything."

She eats, sleeps and breathes her job.

"You don't get to punch out, you don't get to leave it at the office, it's every minute of your life," said White.

But what White considers her job does not come with a paycheck -- still she says it gives her the biggest reward.

"I feel like to be the best parent you can be, it's a lot of work."

Her day starts with breakfast for her and her son Aiden - then cleaning, then playing, then laundry, then eating, then teaching and so on.

White, along with so many parents, agree that the comment Rosen said of stay-at-home mom of five Ann Romney can be considered very offensive.

"Most every stay at home mom I know will say the same thing. It makes you angry," said White.

"Yes it's work! If you don't consider it work then you've never raised a kid yourself," said Jason Edwards, a Pittsylvania County resident.

"It offends me and it offends every other mom that makes the choice to stay at home" said Julie Burnett, a Danville resident.

Even after an apology from Rosen, the controversy continues because stay-at-home moms can all agree..

"It's a lot more work than I think most people imagine," said White.

Rosen has apologized and said, "Let's declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on substance."

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