03/07/2012 02:16 pm ET

Ann Romney: Women Voters Want Mitt

Ann Romney introduced her husband Tuesday night in Boston and tried to steer the GOP primary conversation about women from contraception to the economy.

“Do you know what women care about?” she asked. “Women care about jobs. Women care about the economy. They care about their children and they care about the debt. And they're angry and they're furious about the entitlement debt that we're leaving our children."

According to exit polls, the economy was the most important issue to Super Tuesday voters and gender gaps among candidates' supporters were small.

"This is what we're hearing when we're out there," Ann Romney said. "This is our message, it's an economic message."

Mitt Romney has been criticized for his inconsistent stance on contraception. He originally opposed the Blunt amendment, which would have overridden the Obama Administration's contraception coverage rule and allowed employers to refuse any type of health care coverage for "moral reasons." His campaign quickly walked back his comments, claiming he actually supported the bill, which was voted down in the Senate last week.

Romney passed up an opportunity to condemn Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comments, saying only "it’s not the language I would have used."