Ann Romney embraces Pinterest
February 21st, 2012
04:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Ann Romney embraces Pinterest

Washington (CNN) - Ann Romney has pinned herself a new role in her husband's presidential campaign.

The wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently began using the social media site Pinterest. The official Mitt Romney Twitter feed drew attention to the site Tuesday by posting, "Ann's way ahead of me on this one – check out her Pinterest page here pinterest.com/annromney/."

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Ann Romney has nearly 2000 followers on Pinterest and which will likely grow with the new attention from her husband.

Pinterest is an image sharing social media site where users organize their interest onto virtual boards.

Ann Romney has seven virtual boards on Pinterest. Her posts are focused on her family life, highlighting behind the scenes campaign photos, favorite recipes, her favorite books and patriotic images.

The Romney campaign has made a big push towards using social media as a key campaign tactic.

As social media evolves so do the campaigns, Romney is not the only one to embrace Pinterest. There is a Pinterest account in Newt Gingrich's name and every candidate actively promotes their message via Twitter.

At the start of his 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney launched a social media site for his supporters to create a MyMitt account that links social media sites to his campaign site.

President Barack Obama has also focused heavily on social media. In 2008 Obama offered his own social network at My.BarackObama.com or myBO.

The Obama re-election campaign has promised a continued effort in using social media in the campaign, but while there are several photos of first lady Michelle Obama on Pinterest, she does not have a personal profile.

The first lady did recently join Twitter, where just yesterday she wished President Obama a "Happy President's Day to my personal favorite, @BarackObama."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney • Social Media • Social Networking
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  1. dinerms

    Isn't that the "point" trick that Palen used? IMO, could a goofier pic of his wife have been found or what!?

    February 21, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Linda

    Forget it Ann–he's not fixable and you are getting obnoxious yourself.

    February 21, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Even their social media choices are elitist.

    February 21, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  4. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    I don't begrudge them their riches but, dang, you'd think she can afford a teeth whitening. Ick.

    February 21, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    Mitt Romney's family will be very happy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And so many of us will celebrate their arrival.

    February 21, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Why do I think about the movie "Stepford Wives" when I see them together?

    February 21, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    Larry L
    Why do I think about the movie "Stepford Wives" when I see them together?
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    I don't know Larry, but I am sure it says more about you than them.

    February 21, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  8. sandra

    Four and the Door

    What do you make of it that the republican elites are talking about a romney replacement?

    February 21, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. Larry in Houston

    LOL – Obama has his Blackberry – he has all of that – but the thing IS : Obama has everybody's e-mail that Ever went to his web-site. He will do a Mass E-mail – to 160 million people – and then the party's Over – for the republicans.

    February 21, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  10. Mama Judy

    She needs to show "AMERICAN WOMEN" that she is not just a puppet .. and is respected as a women in her household... because her husband is now being seen as a women hatter ............ they also need to respect the women who are out there with out a rich husband ......no maids.... or no husband ..... and work and raise a family ... not just the rich and their little issues.... the middle class women is hurting ... no money coming her way no matter how hard she works for her family..... show us they care...right now we are no seeing this from this party or candidate....

    February 21, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. sick of republican phonies

    Mitt Romney! I remember him! Is he still hanging around?

    February 21, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. thomas

    @Four and The Door
    Mitt Romney's family will be very happy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And so many of us will celebrate their arrival.

    All four of his sons who avoided military service , yes they will bring a new meaning to the word Patriotism to the White House.

    Maybe Mitts wife should run , she has more class.
    Whats up with you Four and the Door ? You miss the Fantasy Island show or what ?

    February 21, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  13. sick of republican phonies

    There's Mitt and whoever, pointing to his presidential aspirations as they disappear in the distance.

    February 21, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  14. ATL-9

    Southern Hottie,

    I assume you are an Obama supporter and in that case, I wouldn't be making fun of anybody's teeth if I were you. Ann's are quite nice. Nothing like the overbite of Michelle Obama that causes a slight lisp.

    February 21, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  15. fernace

    1 of the things I appreciate about any politicians wife, is that she's visible & vocal! Anita Perry, for ex., might as well be a mirage, for all the times Texans have seen her in the flesh! Callista Gingrich seems more a prop than an actual participant! That's what I appreciate about Michelle Obama & it seems Ann Romney has taken note! Glad to hear it! My vote is for Obama, but in the event that Romney becomes our next president, I'm relieved to know his wife is visible & has a voice! I want to hear more from her!!

    February 21, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  16. Dave

    family is off limits I always believed. Butt Mitt really does have the personality of a Table & incredibly, SEVERLY fake & 98 % of the non mormons know this.

    February 21, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  17. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Four and The Door
    Mitt Romney's family will be very happy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And so many of us will celebrate their arrival.

    February 21, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |

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    Perhaps. But it won't be in 2012. Have a nice day. :)

    February 21, 2012 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  18. Go Romney !

    Say what you want ,she is a real neat lady.

    February 21, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  19. Four and The Door

    thomas
    @Four and The Door
    Mitt Romney's family will be very happy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And so many of us will celebrate their arrival.
    All four of his sons who avoided military service , yes they will bring a new meaning to the word Patriotism to the White House.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Because Obama himself served so gallantly? What's your point?

    February 21, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Pres. Obama has"..a secular agenda that fights against freedom of religion..." Mitt Romney

    In other words, President Obama is defending the secular philosophy of the Ist Amendment defining a separation of church and state. In other words, President Obama is conforming to the 1st Amendement declaring that government shall show no preference to a religion.

    February 21, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  21. liz

    @ Go Romney

    Neat ladies look anything but goofy. No Jackie Kennedy charisma about Williard's wife.

    February 21, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  22. diridi

    folks, listen, this election is all about "Rich v/s Middle Class America". god bless.

    February 21, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  23. Dennis

    Willard s wife is starting to get the michelle bachmann look/expression in her eyes

    February 21, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  24. T'sah from Virginia

    And the moral of this story is??

    February 21, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  25. Attila, The Hun

    I've seen enough of HorseFace. Take that spineless husband and leave NOW.

    February 21, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
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