Ann Romney missed hecklers, fried butter
August 11th, 2011
05:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Ann Romney missed hecklers, fried butter

Hampstead, New Hampshire (CNN) – Ann Romney, wife of the Republican presidential candidate, missed seeing her husband argue with hecklers in Iowa Thursday–but more importantly, an Iowa State Fair delicacy.

"I'm really sorry I didn't get a chance to be there today to eat deep fried butter," she joked to a crowd at the Beantowne Coffee House about the cholesterol-laden delicacy making headlines at the Iowa State Fair.

Mrs. Romney added she "would have been impressed" by how her husband handled himself with a tough crowd at the fair, a perennial presidential campaign stop.

The former Massachusetts governor was repeatedly heckled about the Social Security entitlement program while addressing voters today ahead of the high-stakes Ames Straw Poll this weekend.

Mrs. Romney, who couldn't make the trip because of jury duty, said her 16-year-old granddaughter Allie must have received quite a political education as she accompanied her grandfather to the fair.

"I'm sure it was difficult maybe for her to see her grandfather in a position like that, but maybe it was also comforting for her to know that he can handle it," she said.

Mitt Romney will return to New Hampshire Friday for a house party in Manchester.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. FactCheck

    What does it say about the GOP that the people that are most capable of running and winning an election, don't want any part of the 2012 campaign? Perhaps the smarter ones know that they couldn't do squat with their own house in such disarray (thank to the Tea Party).

    August 11, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Goodness, she is just as funny as her husband. I am being sarcastic!

    August 11, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    ["I'm sure it was difficult maybe for her to see her grandfather in a position like that, but maybe it was also comforting for her to know that he can handle it," she said.]

    But he DID NOT handle it in my eyes. He's awkward and (I will use a left talking point here) – WEIRD!! LMAO

    August 11, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. ted

    Gee, she is an idiot just like her husband. He tries to commiserate with people that he is unemployed also. She tries to be like an Iowan and says she likes deep fried whatever. Both right wing delusional lunatics out of touch with normal people. Go home.

    August 11, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    This has nothing to do with this wifey, but I google the flake only to find all the stupid, unintelligent, brainless quotes. They are priceless and she can't erase those like she does the lines in her face with botox!
    BTW – ugly B/W outfit she has on. I guess big boy marcus wasn't around to tell her what to wear to look like a pretty girl!

    August 11, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  6. Ron

    Corporations are people, too!

    August 11, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  7. Bill Williams

    Deep Fried Butter?!?!? This is what is wrong with America.

    August 11, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |