Mitt Romney Image Softened by Wife in Campaign
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is often criticized for his robotic image, but the Associated Press reports that his wife, Ann Romney, helps to smooth the rough edges and make the former Massachusetts governor seem more genuine. According to the news agency, Ann Romney takes an active part in her husband’s campaign.
Ann Romney, who has been married to her husband for 42 years, has been flipping pancakes, publicly kissing her husband and taking note of all of the ins-and-outs of the Republican debates.
“It’s going to happen this time,” she told Republican National Commiteeman Saul Anuzis of Rick Perry’s uneven debate performance. “Perry in the debate? Shocking.”
And the Romney campaign says the public will be seeing even more of her as they create an “enhanced role” for her in the nomination proceedings. There will be more public appearances, media interviews and showcasing of her family’s “rags-to-riches” story.
Ann Romney’s grandfather was the son of a coal miner from Wales, who couldn’t afford to send all four of his children to college. Instead, the children picked just one who would get the opportunity—Ann’s father. He earned his diploma and later opened a steel company that employed all of his siblings.