Overnight, DNC strategist and CNN analyst Hilary Rosen became a lightning rod of controversy after attacking Ann Romney for, "never working a day in her life."
That attack quickly escalated after Ann Romney joined Twitter to defend herself and Rosen refused to apologize, doubling down on her controversial statements.
Campaign attacks against political spouses are not new territory for Rosen, according to CNN transcripts.
In 2008, Rosen derided Republican attacks against Michelle Obama as an example as "stupid strategy."
"You know essentially, you've taken on sort of the most sympathetic person in the candidate's realm, the wife, who is taking care of the children, supporting the husband, doing everything she can because she loves him," Rosen said on Anderson Cooper 360 according to a CNN transcript from May 19, 2008.
"Michelle Obama is a pretty terrific woman I have to say, and I think that attacking her is a dumb strategy on the Republican's part," Rosen added.
Rosen added, however, that as a campaign surrogate, Michelle Obama should be aware that she was "fair game" for Republicans.
"She has to understand as an official surrogate of the campaign, everything she says matters and will be scrutinized," Rosen asserted.