August 29th, 2012
12:34 AM ET
10 years ago

Video: Ann Romney to women: 'I hear your voices'

(CNN) - In her speech to the Republican National Convention, Ann Romney says she understands the struggles of women.

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  1. barry

    Ann Romney did a great job on her speech. She is a fine lady who has endured some pretty tough health issues and continues on inspiring others.

    August 29, 2012 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  2. Sam

    Isn't it more important that her husband hear women's voice? He's the one running for president.

    August 29, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  3. Donkey Party

    Umm, no Ann, you have no inkling of real-life struggles of American middle-class families. Got to hand it to you though, you're almost an accomplished liar as your husband, keep it up.

    August 29, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  4. shelbe

    This woman if full off it. What does she know about living paycheck to paycheck, deciding which bills you can pay this week or the price of gas at the pump. She's sound phoney with her 250 million how can she possibly understand. You have to live it to understand it and the president and first lady have. This woman would have women allow men to dictate over the right to control our own bodies. I know she loves her husband but she and he are not for America their for the rich, these are the people they understand and the only life they have ever known.

    August 29, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  5. mirrorlogic

    Republicans are looking to find some way to bring back women voters. Why should women flock to the old white male party? Sorry, they really just want to put a softer face on the horrific comments rolling out of the party the last month. See how they hide their abortion in rape cases language, saying it is wrong, but still putting it in the platform. Closed minds trying to mandate how others behave and act - what is the difference from extreme conservatives in other societies...just the proportion and amount being demanded?

    August 29, 2012 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  6. mirrorlogic

    Mitt made sure of one thing...he raised kids that will have millions in inheritance. Yet despite having five sons that they readily use across the country to show what a great American family they have...not a single one served in the Armed Forces despite all being old enough to have witnessed 9/11. Heroes come in many forms. Gaining and protecting millions and sheltering the effects and deadly impacts of your strong talking policies from hitting close to home – like the loss of a son in say a war with another thing all together. Funny how reality of actions differ from flowery talk.

    August 29, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  7. Smarts

    She can only hear your voice with no voice of her own. Powerless.

    August 29, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  8. Desmond, a Canadian

    Dear Mrs Romney, with all respect: When did that happen?

    August 29, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  9. 99ts

    Ann Romney has no idea how women struggle – with no help, little money, too many children and no health care. She has led a rich "entitled life". She should speak about what she knows – not what she has no clue about.

    The GOP hates all women – even those who vote for them – poor weird souls are the latter.

    August 29, 2012 02:10 am at 2:10 am |
  10. Name Suzette

    Ann Romney you are so out of touch. Know one is against your husband being a wealthy man. However if he is running for a public office he must show loyalty to his country. Stop the offshore banking. You must earn our trust show us your 10 year tax return

    August 29, 2012 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  11. Vee

    Not mine!! Has she ever been homeless? has she ever had to go to the food bank just so you could eat? Has she ever been evicted? Has she ever had to watch her mother and father worry about their children and themselves getting sick because they don't have health insurance? I HAVE.

    August 29, 2012 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  12. Mrs.Manjeet K Singh

    No you don't – you have no idea what Women of the 'Middle Class' have to do to manage their house – with the limited incomes,pay high taxes not 13% like you people do.So don't say you know what we go through !!

    August 29, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  13. scott

    She is more down to earth and likeable then Michelle every will be, she is real, not false like Michelle. She has had more adversity in her life then Michelle every had. She did not grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth like that hypocrite Michelle.

    August 29, 2012 04:53 am at 4:53 am |
  14. The Other Dale

    "I hear your voices ... outside my mansion and multi-million homes. I wish I had cake for all of you."

    August 29, 2012 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  15. Wake up People!

    Oh Anne you cannot possibly understand our struggles. If you could your husband would be standing by the ACA. Let me ask you this.... How many times were you forced to miss a school play or an awards ceremony because you couldn't miss work? Have you EVER had to make do with what you have because your kids needs are more important? How many times have you had to call the gas company to make arrangements to keep your utilities on? You don't have to answer, we all know how many. NONE, ZERO, ZILCH. I understand you have MS and had cancer, but try having MS and worried about your meds because they are too expensive. That's what my sister is going through.

    Anne, we know you or Willard are not one of us "you people".

    OBAMA 2012!

    August 29, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    What I heard is that she "loves" women. Is there something that I am missing. I could read it as her not so subtle attempt to get women to vote for her husband. Given the day and age, could it be that she is saying something else? I don't think so, but it would be fun to think it might happen.

    August 29, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  17. Sam

    If people like Barbara Bush or Ann Romney – who probably never worked a day in their lives for a living, just because they raised 5 sons with the help of a nanny, regardless of what health issues they have faced, are going to change my minds about GOP, think again! They or their spouses have ABSOLUTELY NO clue of the issues faced by everyday, average household. She hears "voices" alright!

    August 29, 2012 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  18. William Bryant Claiborne

    Political campaigns are divisive: full of character assasinations and hate. They separate us rather than unite. That is the reason for the division in our country. Unity is the key to solving our problems.
    "God's Campaign" is uniting; It's full of love and wisdom. It will bring mankind together. Today, let's make an effort to get folks to join God's "Campaign"...... God's Campaign ads are full full of love and truth...... not created with hatred and lies. With God as our Universal Leader, We can't lose. Be blessed.

    August 29, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  19. linda

    Sorry, she has no idea what the women of this country face.....she may have had miscarriages and she may have health issues, but so do al lot of american women that are having to work and raise children with healh problems that don't have the option of being a stay at home mom and some don't have the health care that she is fortunate to have, Ann doesnt have to struggle with day to day living, and supportinga family......Ann has all and everything to take care of her and her family....there is no way Romney and his wife KNOW what the middle class and poor have to face everyday.

    August 29, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |