October 3rd, 2012
06:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Ann Romney: 'One thing I know about Mitt. He doesn't fail'

Washington (CNN) - After her husband's failed 2008 run for president, Ann Romney said she would never do it again - until she decided she would. And now that Mitt Romney is in the political fight of his life, Ann has become a key advocate and character witness. And when he's attacked, she's his chief defender - as this race has become an increasingly personal crusade for a woman who wants the voters to see her husband the way she sees him.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Are you kidding me?

    I am getting sick of it. The guy is a stiff and his wife trying to sell him does not persuade me in the slightest.

    October 3, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  2. Are you kidding me?

    They are spending too much time trying to humanize the rich elitist who will not share his tax returns or explain anything in detail.

    October 3, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Ann Romney: 'One thing I know about Mitt. He doesn't fail'.

    That's very sad , how do we learn from our mistakes then ? The key to success if failure and correcting . The key to failure is making the same mistake over and over.
    After her husband's failed 2008 run for president, Ann Romney said she would never do it again – until she decided she would.

    Ann ,
    this is about America , not your personal pride or vindacation. Stop acting the victim , your a volunteer !

    October 3, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. AgrippaMT

    Little Annie is off in fantasy land again. Mittens is going to fail bigtime tonight and destroy the remnants of his campaign. He is utterly unqualified for high public office.

    October 3, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  5. Squigman

    Stick around lady. You're about to see him get the thrashing of a lifetime. Hopefully after the dust settles, you two can retreat to one of your various mansions and count your millions in offshore banks. That way you won't feel the agony of defeat as acute as it should be felt.

    October 3, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. DarqueSide

    Really, Ann? How about his bid for the GOP nomination in 2008... or his bid for Senator of Massachusetts? Those look a lot like failures to me! Right now he's getting his rump whipped in nearly every swing state across the nation.

    Ann, darling, you may choose to overlook Mitt's failures, but we are not so inclined.

    October 3, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  7. 200 TON HAMMER

    Mrs romney I am glad your husban never failed you are held a secret from you,thats nobel in your family life,but what the other 300,000,000 people in America see and feel left out I dont know why Mrs Ann Romney????????? Why do hundreds of millions of people dont like your husban could it be the $350,000,000 in houses cars boats cash investments stocks bonds treasury notes gold and platinum silver bars watches assets you two own??????????

    October 3, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    He failed Massachutes failed by 47/50 job creation and billions in state deficit....

    October 3, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  9. cali girl

    wanna bet?
    Let's review
    Ran for Senate against Ted Kennedy....Lost
    Ran For Governor of Mass, one yes
    Ran again for Governor of Mass,,,, Lost
    Ran for President 2008.....Lost
    Vetted for VP........Lost, to a potential no one knew them

    October 3, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  10. Republicans; the "Not Intended to be Factually Accurate" Party

    Ann, here`s the truth.

    At Bain, Mitt said he made profits [in his value system – been successful] 75% of the time. What, he doesn`t say is that at Bain, he got to cherry pick the business deals he invested in. Private equity passes on 499 deals for every 1 they take on . That`s NOT A GOOD success rate. The President doesn`t get to pass on the tough ones, Ann so your claims that Mitt won`t fail are overblown.

    October 3, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. DarqueSide

    We don't WANT to see her husband as she does! She's as clueless as Mitt! We're trying to decide on a president, not husband material! Her comments are more appropriate for a doe-eyed schoolgirl than a grown woman.

    October 3, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  12. Grow up already...

    Wear blinders much, Queen Ann?

    October 3, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  13. n

    Where was your husband, when thousands of good hard working folks lost their jobs, retirement fund, healthcare, homes, and families due to him dismantling their jobs that those american people depended on just for selfish greed and profit? A few kind acts will never make up for a million greedy selfish and harsh ones just to make a buck. Ann . . . sit your wide posterior down. If you have to keep telling folks how kind and true your husband is, he must not be, people are taught from the bible "to judge the spirit by the spirit". Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to fit through a eye of a needle then a rich man to get into heaven. Chew on that for a while.

    October 3, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. CBR

    Every wife sees her husband and we do want others to see them as we do. Is this a selling point for a candidate, well probably not. The two do not always mesh. As lovely as her remarks are she has not convinced me that I should support her husband and vote for him. Mitt has had months and months in front of the tv camera and in front of thousands upon thousands of us. It is his actions, deeds, speeches, and writings which will make the difference. His words about 47% of the people are very worrisome. Perhaps this is an area where she could explain what her husband meant. I certainly would have a few words to say and they would be to my husband!

    October 3, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. demrules

    I just have a problem with a wife who seem more like the mother to her husband, than a wife. Willard has become accustomed to letting his wife handling his business, rather than handling his own. Don't trust him...don't trust her!

    October 3, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |

    Mitt doesn't fail?!?
    ...Well, he's going to lose..
    the debate AND the election

    October 3, 2012 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. Maybeline Orange #4

    Oh Ann, Ann, Ann....!

    October 3, 2012 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  18. Jake Pica

    Obama, on the other hand, defines failure...Still, it is amusing to see all the anti-Romney posts. LOL.

    October 3, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. Babyboomer

    Wow. Every time she's interviewed I like her less and less. You would think her husband can do no wrong but the truth is, he has no use for 47% of the American people. Those are his words. Who in their right mind would want this guy for President.

    October 3, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  20. DENNA

    Mrs. Romney, I am sure you think your Mittens is wonderful. To the rest of us he appears completely detached from the life that most Americans live. This is not a man I will feel comfortable voting for.

    October 3, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  21. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Yes Leona Romney... We should be lucky to have such a shining example of a human being grace us with the opportunity to vote for him. Sorry. No time soon...

    October 3, 2012 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  22. C Anderson

    Well, he's going to fail tonight. Good bye Willard.

    October 3, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  23. DENNA

    @ – Jake Pica –
    It's more amusing to see your defense of Mittens. It amuses me to see all of the posts that deify Mitt. I am one of the 47%ers, so not too crazy about Mitt. Now you guess why I am a 478%er. Bet you get it wrong.

    October 3, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  24. hcx

    Could she be any more arrogant? Jeez.

    October 3, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  25. Yanni

    Ann is delusional, we have seen him failed several time in public among his failures his moral failing is the greatest he never has passed it any time in his life, starting from he cut weak classmate and until now.

    October 3, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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