Democratic pundit Hilary Rosen, a political consultant who advises the Democratic National Committee, said on CNN Wednesday night that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”

Almost immediately, Romney defended her understanding of the economic issues facing women on a new Twitter account. She wrote: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”

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Rosen’s comments drew a predictably quick, strong response. The Obama campaign distanced itself, suggesting Rosen apologize, while Republicans jumped on Rosen for her right to critique a stay-at-home mother. You can get a sense of the split reaction on Twitter.

So, what do you think? Was Hilary Rosen right to question Romney’s ability to understand the economic problems facing women or is raising a family a full-time job on its own? Vote in our poll below.

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View Photo Gallery: Ann Romney has become a central part of her husband Mitt Romney’s drive to the GOP presidential nomination. Her status as a stay-at-home mom while raising five boys emerged as a campaign issue on Thursday after it was questioned by a Democratic pundit. Here are photos of Ann Romney on the campaign trail.

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