Ann Romney: Michelle Obama is 'lovely'
May 11th, 2012
11:06 AM ET
9 years ago

Ann Romney: Michelle Obama is 'lovely'

(CNN) - Eying to be the next first lady, Ann Romney offered praise for the current first lady and said Michelle Obama does a good job handling the pressure of having a husband in the White House.

"I think she's lovely," Ann Romney, wife of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said in a Fox News interview aired Friday.

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She added the first lady's role "is a very difficult position to be in," one in which the husband faces "enormous scrutiny all the time."

Ann Romney praised Michelle Obama for keeping her calm and having "composure."

"We appreciate that and see that in her," she said.

Michelle Obama, herself, became one of the first high-profile figures to back Ann Romney in April after a Democratic strategist accused her of having "never worked a day in her life" as a stay-at-home mother.

"Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected," Michelle Obama posted on Twitter.

Also in the interview Friday, Ann Romney touched on the selection process of her husband's potential running-mate. She said it "always fun to talk about" but joked "it's not like I'm his advisor," offering no inside details on the search.

Asked however, if it was import for the wife of his vice presidential pick to be someone she could get along with, Ann Romney said: "Well that would be a plus, but I don't think that will be part of the discussion."

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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Woman In California


    Don't get jealous because OUR First Lady knows how to speak proper English and YOUR "it's our time Ann" doesn't. As for the mess we're in – you can thank your party for that as peace and prosperity LEFT the American people when W arrived.

    May 11, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. Sirned

    Mitt was 18 when he instigated and assaulted a younger kid because he wasn't like the rich preppy crowd he surrounded himself with. Romney sounded like was outraged over a new kid that had long hair.So if Mitt was dating Anne at the time how can she say Mitt doesn't have a mean bone in his body?. Notice Mitt thinks firing people is funny. And his punch lines of jokes are always about minumum wage workers. His hired help.Mitt if you can't remember pushing a kid down and cutting his hair when you were 18 years old and you laugh about it when asked in a serous manner about it you are one sick dude....

    May 11, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  3. jason

    Ann romney has never worked a day in her life and mitt has never filled out a job application before in his life need i say more

    Obama 2012

    May 11, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. NRC

    Sirned, even the guys own family has asked the media to back off of this and that his being politicized. Mitt Romney has been in the front pages for many years while he was alive and never said anything regarding it to the media back then. Despite the fact that it would have made him a lot of money. I respect the dead unlike you and this attorney who is beating it like a drum. Let people rest in peace, if Lauper wanted it brought up he would have done so himself. This issue will backfire, not to mention the timing, right after the President announces his change in position this comes out. That is messed up

    May 11, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Why are leftist Democrat women so hateful and spiteful? Totally baffling. You don't even know Ann Romney. Yet you think you know her like you know your mother or sister. Why can't you give her the benefit of the doubt? I have to conclude that YOU are the nasty one.

    May 11, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. Stuffit

    Isn't it amazing how the democrat liberals feel compelled to attack any Republican woman, no matter what she says.

    May 11, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. John in Brooklyn

    Lovely. Indeed she is. She's also an amazing mother, an incredible role model for black women (and all women for that matter), a brilliant person, and a very successful attorney. Michelle Obama is an extraordinary person and it is, at best, an understatement to call her "lovely." I'm sure Michelle Obama appreciates Ms. Romney's, let's talk about the more serious matters at hand.

    May 11, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. John in Brooklyn

    By the way...Ann Romney is pretty, don't ya think? Like a little china doll. She would make such an attractive ornament to the White House. Lovely indeed....give me a break!

    May 11, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  9. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "if Lauper wanted it brought up he would have done so himself."

    You seem to be missing the point that others were there and it upset them deeply just observing Rmoney's psychopathic assault. Try to pay attention.

    May 11, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Woman In California

    BTW Ann – did you think your husband was "funny" and a "prankster" when he assaulted his former classmate?
    About as funny as th president when he was doing some questionable things at that age. People do stupid things when they're young. Get over it.

    May 11, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
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