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April 16, 2012


Why Ann Romney Stayed Home

McKay Coppins: "The religious dynamic of the Romneys' Leave It To Beaver lifestyle has been largely lost on the partisans making hay out of the latest flare-up in the mommy wars, which was sparked by a Democratic strategist charging that Ann 'has never actually worked a day in her life.' But while much of the debate has centered on class -- with liberals casting full-time motherhood as a luxury for the rich, and conservatives hoping working-class women will identify with her -- the fact is that even if Mitt were a middle-class schoolteacher, there's a good chance Ann still would have foregone a career."

"That's because for many Latter-day Saint women, staying at home to raise children is less a lifestyle choice than religious one -- a divinely-appreciated sacrifice that brings with it blessings, empowerment, and spiritual prestige."












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