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.