Politicizing families is wrong (update)

Update: Some of my readers have suggested that I am overdoing it on Ann Romney. I don’t think so. Look at this excerpt from a recent Politico story:

When I asked Romney if it was legitimate to ask people to vote for him because of his stable family life, his wife, Ann, who was sitting next to him, interjected: "We’ll take that! I’ll take it!"

And the NYT article, cited below, notes this too:

Mr. Giuliani’s three marriages have already bubbled up as an issue. In February, Ann Romney, the wife of Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, noted that her husband “had only one wife” — comparing him to other leading Republican candidates who had gone through divorces.

The New York Times, ABC and Ann Romney should be ashamed of themselves for using families as political issues..

The idea that NYT and ABC are asking Andrew Giuliani about whether he would support his dad is outrageous. When I was 21, I was lost and confused, as 21 year olds usually are.

I expected this of the NYC’s tabloids, but not the New York Times itself, which is supposed to be a serious paper.

On the other hand, I think that this was really invited by Mitt Romney’s campaign with Ann Romney’s statement that Mitt Romney "has only had one wife". Let us hope that this race doesn’t descend into "my family is better than yours".