Romney fundraising pitch: Chance at a meal with Ann
April 24th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney fundraising pitch: Chance at a meal with Ann

(CNN) – She is her husband's not-so-secret weapon on the campaign trail, and now Mitt Romney's presidential bid is looking to raise some campaign cash by offering a meal with his wife, Ann.

A Tuesday fundraising email from the candidate asks supporters to donate, promising entry "for a chance to share a meal with my lovely wife."

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The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama has traded food and face time for donations several times this cycle, including offering dinners with Obama alone and others including his wife, Michelle.

Romney himself marked the Massachusetts holiday of Patriots Day earlier this month by bringing supporters to a Red Sox baseball game.

The former Massachusetts governor raised $12.6 million for the primary in March, and ended the month with $10.1 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    How about sleep.

    April 24, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. Terry

    Oh yea, I D much rather be hangin out wit da Tabbys then havin a few cold ones with Clooney & The Prez! PLEASE!!!

    April 24, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  3. kayla

    o boy, a dream of a life time, NOT

    April 24, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    There is not a more awkward setting possible. Having dinner with Romoney and his wife would be so werid. He's so awkward just standing upright.

    April 24, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Yeesh. No thanks.

    April 24, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Joi Gibson

    Copy cat. Get your own ideas.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!

    April 24, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. cali girl

    Gurgly, yes, I love that better. I can only imagine what I would talk to Ann about anyway.

    April 24, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  8. realitybites

    Will she cook it or have one of the hired help do it?

    April 24, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. Bill

    Sounds like a page out of the Obama playbook. Does this clown have any ideas of his own? Lunch with Ann? Only if I get to ride in her Cadillac. Whew.

    April 24, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. PaulCat

    I think this is the action of a "Pim".

    April 24, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    What's next? Raffling her off? Can they throw in Seamus' old bowl and dog bed as an incentive?

    April 24, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    No thanks. I'd rather have a beer with Barack and Michelle.

    Yuck to the Mormon crap.

    April 24, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. Laverne

    Only if I could what her eat hog jaws, collard greens and corn bread and oh yeah those cookies her husband couldn't bring himself to eat last week!

    April 24, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    This is not going to go as well as planned, TeamRomney. Trust me.

    April 24, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Voice of Reason

    Right. It's only dinner, I get that. But cant shake the creepy feeling that this guy will do anything to win.

    You've heard the term, "He'd sell his grandmother for a shot at the White House..." Well – include his wife in that category, too.

    April 24, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  16. Blindersoff

    This idea is laughable at best . . . why, why and why would anyone be excited about having dinner with the new Ken and Barbie dolls. There are no workable parts, no core, as it were. With out any paints on, you can't tell Ken from Barbie and she appears to be cold and hard to the touch. Boring, as in nap time. how about nap time with the yawns!

    April 24, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. Boo

    Pimping out the wife.....NICE.....

    April 24, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. Sorensen

    This idea was probably thought out by Romney himself! He is a genius!

    April 24, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    George Clooney or Ann!?!?! This is SO hard to pick! (hehehe)

    April 24, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  20. Willis

    Can a Bishop do ANYTHING original, Tabby Nackle Copy cat. Yo Clooney & Prez, can I get a cold one all up in her???

    April 24, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  21. Bill from GA

    what with his rude "cookie" comments, nobody would want to have a meal with Mitsubishi. so, he's offering his wife!!!

    April 24, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  22. Willis

    Hell Yea, I want my majic undewear & a galaxy of my own!!! WHat No cold beer???? OH HELL NO, Im otta here!!!

    April 24, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  23. Woman In California

    The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama has traded food and face time for donations several times this cycle, including offering dinners with Obama alone and others including his wife, Michelle.

    Another ORIGINAL idea from Willard I guess.

    Republicans have no one to run against a president who they accuse of doing such a "bad job". I only wish I could do such a "bad job" as the president has.

    A meal with Ann to talk about what? How hard it is being a housewife who lives at the spas, rides expensive horses and lives in several mansions? Are Americans really this stupid? Sadly, I'm afraid they are.

    April 24, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  24. Bill from GA

    Dadgum spell correction

    April 24, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. Bill from GA

    so what's next?? He gonna pimp out his sons??

    April 24, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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