Ann Romney goes for the zipper
April 2nd, 2012
01:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Ann Romney goes for the zipper

(CNN) – Think Mitt Romney's stiff?

Ann Romney has a suggestion: "I guess we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out," she told WBAL radio on Monday.

Cue the giggles.

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In fact, she laughed through her answer to the question from radio host Clarence Mitchell IV, who asked if she felt the urge to fight criticism that her husband of 42 years "appears stiff."

She then insisted he's "funny," "engaging," "witty" and "always playing jokes."

"When I met him when I was a teenager he was the life of the party," Ann said of the Republican presidential frontrunner.

She said part of her role in the campaign is to show voters the "other side of Mitt," the characteristics that might not be evident on a debate stage or in a more formal setting.

"It's being able to let people see the other side of Mitt and know us in a different reflection when you see the family and with how funny he is with the boys and with the grandkids and just what a super guy he is," she said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Bruce

    Ha, ha, ha. That's a good one, Ann.

    April 2, 2012 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Canuck

    "what a super guy he is"

    As long as you're rich he'll be your friend...

    April 2, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. Phil in KC

    If she's going to unzip him and let him out, I hope she does it in private.

    April 2, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I guess it depends upon how you define "funny, engaging, witty, and always telling jokes."
    funny – "I like cars."
    witty – 'trees are the right height"
    engaging – "Hi y'all"
    always telling jokes – "I understand people"

    April 2, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  5. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Why? Is he planning on outsourcing the country? The last thing we need is another Repub. with daddy issues.

    April 2, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. v_mag

    So THAT's where the real Mittens Rom_money is! In his pants! That explains a lot.

    April 2, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Just Say No to Flipper

    So according to Ann, if she could "unzip" Mitt Rmoney, we would see he is not "stiff". I guess the alternative is that we'd instead get to see what a truly flaccid candidate he is.

    April 2, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |

    The "real" Willard is a vulture capitalist. Nothing to unzip that we weren't already aware of Ann.

    April 2, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. MTATL67

    Thanks for the information Mrs. Romney still does not give The Fish skills to handle the job of President.

    April 2, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. Maxx

    The life of the party, that must've been some party!

    April 2, 2012 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. Lolo

    No need to unzip him, we see the real Romney now. These people will say anything or tell any lie to get this man elected, (He thinks that it is his right to be elected president). I can see this in his phony mannerism. His wife has been a homemaker most of her marriage and she definitely does not have anything in common with the real women of the world. We did not have cooks, nannies or housekeepers. Both of them are as phony as three dollar bills. Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 2, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    The Romneys really have a way with words.

    April 2, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  13. Max Powers

    That's just dirty!

    April 2, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  14. Diana

    Ann was just pointing out that Mitt really has a Great sense of humor. It's just too bad people are either too ignorant or self absorbed to see and enjoy it.

    April 2, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. nagrom

    I thought he was already unzipped. You mean there are more lies and deceit underneath that diabolical frame? EEEEKKKK!!

    Life of the party? Can you imagine Mormons having a party?? Real punch in the punch bowl!!! LOL

    April 2, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  16. Republicans are Neanderthals

    I'd rather zip him up, ship him back to Mexico, Massachusetts, Utah, anywhere but the White House. And he can take those five sniveling excuses of sons with him along with horse riding, Cadillac driving wife.

    April 2, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Everyone knows that Mitt Romney is a salesman who sells capital. Most people cannot identify a specific reason, or just tag along with the generic "he's not a conservative" excucse. They might think they know the reason, but actually they are agreeing with some "feels good" reason that they've heard, not something they feel in their gut.

    The instinctive feeling to distrust a salesman trying to sell you something that you didn't ask for is why many people distrust him. Mitt Romney on the stump is a picture of a sales pitch to "buy into" his words. He is not a picture of someone speaking from the heart.

    April 2, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  18. cali girl

    These two really think they are funny? If Robmey would step back and look at the wording in his so called jokes he would see why no one is laughing. Last week the ha ha was about his dad who closed the Michigan Auto maker plant and moved it all to Wisconsin. His Dad was in a parade in Michigan, the band kept playing the Wisconsin Fight song.
    And he thinks that is a funny story. I would bet to say that Michigan isn't laughing.

    April 2, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    Diana, If Michelle Obama said that, FOX would be lighting up their moral outrage meter, and Mitt would be demanding they apologise. The truth is, the Romneys are just not that funny. Likeable, in a clumsy, elitist, aristocratic way, but funny? Nope.

    April 2, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. Woman In California

    She makes me even sicker (if that's possible) than her good for nothing husband.

    April 2, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  21. Romney is not My Hero

    Unzip?!! I didn't know you could unzip an Etch-a-Sketch or a Robot. Where's the zipper at on the magic underwear? Plus, who have we REALLY been dealing with over the last few months? I thought he was being "authentic" and REAL. Now the truth comes out – He's just a Made in China phony.

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 2, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |