Ann Romney had it easy

Ann Romney outside Fenway Park in Boston

One of the most overrated jobs is motherhood. Nearly half the people on the planet are able to perform it. If you can use a television to baby-sit and push a button on a microwave, you have 90 percent of being an at-home mom accomplished. The person who really liberated women was the man who invented permanent-press.

Women scam men by claiming it is hard work. It was – 50 years ago.

When Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, claims she chose to be an at-home mom, this raises issues. Most women are not rich enough to have that choice. Also, this makes Ann a gross underachiever, because even women who have that option can and do balance careers with parenting.

Normally the wife is off-limits in a campaign. That is, until the candidate claims she is his chief economic advisor – someone who never earned a paycheck.

Yes, Ann Romney has had it tough having to raise five boys with a $200 million checkbook, trying to squeeze in charity work and horseback riding. We should all have it so tough.

Michael Ledo

Windsor, S.C.

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