Ann Romney feigns poverty during speech at Republican National Convention, says: “Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen.” Um, that’s while they both had stock portfolios. So much for poverty. Under Mitt Romney, she said Massachusetts schools were the best in the nation. Could someone please fact check her statement. Ann Romney closed by saying, “You can trust Mitt. He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance.” Excuse me while I throw up. So much for Barack and Michelle Obama hating America so much that they wanted to lead it as president and first lady. No, just trust Mitt, he has our backs — like his sidekick Paul Ryan.
To be fair, Ann Romney delivered a good speech and tried to paint her husband in as humane as possible. Don’t know if it worked, since Mitt Romney says “I am who I am,” channeling Popeye. I actually think she overshadowed her husband quite a bit and we are no closer to liking Mitt Romney than we were yesterday morning. I am no big fan of Mitt Romney, but Ann Romney is a likable person.
Here’s an interesting take from The New York Times;
Ann Romney is so gifted at politics, she may actually make her husband look a little bad. Their personality gap — her ease, his discomfort — has been evident in most of the many joint interviews they have given television reporters.
But it really stood out during her bold, boisterous testimonial to him at the Republican convention on Tuesday night. She was electric — when Mitt Romney came to her side at the end, he somehow sapped the energy from the moment.
From Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speech writer:
“Ann Romney was stunning, sweet, full of enthusiasm, a little shy, a little game for the battle. Her speech was fine. … I have just spent the past two and a half days talking to people who’ve known Mitt Romney well for ten, twenty and thirty years, even more. They love him, and in all their conversations they say either literally or between the lines, ‘If only you knew him like I do.’ It is their mantra. They mean it, and they are so frustrated. … [I]really is a bit of a mystery. If he’s so good why can’t his goodness be communicated? …