August 29th, 2012
07:41 AM ET
10 years ago

Ann Romney a calming presence on campaign trail

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Her family calls her the Mitt Stabilizer. Ann Romney, who is someone who is known to be able to calm her husband down when needed, is taking center stage in trying to paint a more personal picture of her husband of 43 years.

"Whenever Mitt might start, you know, winding up and getting really - highly energetic they're - they know that I have, like, a very calming influence on him," Ann Romney told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger in a wide-ranging and at times emotional interview at the family's New Hampshire lakeside home. When asked her secret, she couldn't really explain it.

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  1. Phil Thomas

    They can hire Hollywood or Bollywood writers for Mitt Romney and try to recreate this guy but the fact remains he has to stand up for his waffling and debate. The RNC can't script that, Obama may not be perfect but he has kept us safe, brought us back from the nightmare the RNC created. They obstructed this man, blame him for welfare changes their goveners requested. When you lie this much it means your desperate and America won't like your version of the truth, people fact check because CNN seems o be turning into VH1 or MTV and won't correct these lies

    August 29, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    And here I was hoping to see some biker tats when she showed her bare arms. Oh, well. Such disappointment is to be expected when dealing with the Uber-rich. While I give her credit for dealing with her MS and for being a cancer survivor, did she ever stop to think what life would have been like for her had her family not been with the financial means to allow her a more comfortable treatment? I doubt it. The only contact she probably has with folks making less than 100K a year is when she chides the housekeeper for not getting the dust on top of the 9 foot high bookcases.

    August 29, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    We call her Queen Ann....the dressage horse owner (w/ tax deductions), the Cadillacs, the multiple houses, the servants, the car elevator. "You people...." Sorry but you ain't gonna be first lady

    August 29, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  4. C

    Mitt Romney is using his wife Ann to provide cover for him by making up excuses for his refusal to release his tax returns. Most people are not buying their story of wanting to keep their donations to the church to help others private. The Romney's offshore accounts in tax shelters has nothing to do with helping people. But, it does have everything to do with avoiding paying taxes!

    August 29, 2012 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Her presence is soothing, but she doesn't know why. It must be the Force.

    August 29, 2012 08:50 am at 8:50 am |