Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town
September 29th, 2012
12:04 PM ET
11 years ago

Ann Romney to rally while Obama preps for debate across town

(CNN) - When President Barack Obama heads to Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday for several days of debate preparations, the campaign trail won't be far behind him.

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will hold a rally on Monday in the city, her husband's campaign announced Saturday.

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Two recent polls of the state have found Romney and Obama in a dead heat. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Thursday found the candidates separated by two points, 49% to 47%, while the CNN/ORC International poll released a week earlier found a three point difference, 49% to 46%. Both margins are within the polls' respective sampling errors.

Obama heads to the Silver State on Sunday, first holding an afternoon rally in Las Vegas. He will stay in Henderson on Monday and Tuesday, the White House said, before attending the first presidential debate with Romney on Wednesday in Denver.

The president was off the campaign trail at the White House on Saturday. Romney had announced no public events either and was at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Henderson is a city of 260,000 and southeastern suburb of Las Vegas.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Nevada • President Obama
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Larry in Houston

    is that a million dollar watch, or what ? probably made of solid platinum.

    September 29, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. john

    Yeh, Ann Romney, wow. Awful lot of people can relate to her.

    September 29, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. sara

    I'm so tired of these people.

    September 29, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  4. gladr

    Ooh. This should be good. Will she talk to "you people, tell everyone to stop picking on poor Mitt, and talk about how concerned she is about his mental health...can't wait! 🙂

    September 29, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. Jules

    Did she wear her bike leather biker outfit and lace heels that she wore on late night tv? Yikes! Wonder who dreamed up that outfit. The right should never open their mouth about Michelle Obama again.

    September 29, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Bill from GA

    Well maybe Barry and Michelle can ask Ann over for tea. Wouldn't that be swell??

    Of course, it wouldn't be proper if Michelle was not along.

    September 29, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. Bill from GA

    And even more sweller, why don't we have a 'First Lady Debate'?? I bet the ratings would go off the chart.

    September 29, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Bill from GA

    And mitts, why don't you take Ann to Tiffany's and buy her a ladies' watch? That thing she's wearing looks like she stole it from a Navy Seal.

    September 29, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    FBI ,where are you on the voter registration fraud in Florida and seven other swing states by Nathan sproul and the rnc of Florida ????????????????

    September 29, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. Woman In California

    Ann Romney does more harm than good, each time she opens her big mouth. I have never in my lifetime, seen two people who manage to insult some group of the American people each time they open their mouths. Everytime she steps out on the national stage, she confirms what most of us already know, and that is, she's speaking as a rich, financially secure housewife, whose been sheltered and doesn't know anything outside of "HER" world. Please Ann tell us what it's like to get up everyday and go to work, with children and a house to run. Please tell us how to do that WITHOUT the use of maids, nannies, cooks, waiters, golden healthcare and millions in the bank. I, and MANY others, await that conversation, in the meantime, please excuse me while I go back to cleaning up my house on this beautiful Saturday afternoon.

    September 29, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. honest mari

    All honest patriotic Americans and all honest and forthright people of this universe please listen and listen clearly. We all have watched the polls from Pennsylvania show Obama leading in poll after poll, yet good old out of touch with reality Romney said again that he will surely win the state of Pensylvannia. Do they have access to some weird polling that we do not have or are they poised to rig election just like they did in Ohio 2004? Or better yet cheat their way through by suppressing votes ie the ridiculous I'd which the courts find as such or registering voters who have long passed on or tearing. up voters register who are not GOP members or supporters. I guess their motor is if you can win Honestly cheat your way through. We are watching. We the people of this precious and great country. will not let it happen. Everyone matters Every VOTE matters. It must be accepted and be counted. God bless America.

    September 29, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Larry L

    The "Stepford Wife" speaks... Maybe she'll tell us about the difficulties of getting the help to clean the mansions or trying to manage a dressage horse. Those are important issues with the 1%... not so much with the 47% Romney considers parasites.

    September 29, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. CBR

    Perhaps one of the Romneys can explain why they support and welcome the independent pacs which have raised millions upon millions of dollars from donors who wish to remain anonymous to produce and run ads in their favor. This money is over and above the money directed to their campaign.

    When you look at the dollar figure you might realize that the GOP will spend whatever they believe to be necessary to win or buy this election. Why do we accept this and why aren't we letting them know this is outrageous. Much of the money comes from ceo's of major corporations. They, of course, are receiving huge salaries while their companies are either laying off people or sitting idle. With a little ingenuity they might have found ways to help their laid off workers. They are donating to these pacs and do not have to have identified. Do they refuse to stand up and be counted much as owners did before World War II. In the USA we hope that people will stand up and be counted adn not stand behind a veil of secrecy.

    September 29, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. Mary

    Wonder if she'll take reporters questions about her comments in an interview last Thursday:

    "I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what's missing right now in the economy – you know, pieces that are missing to get this jumpstarted," she continued. "So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it" and added "my biggest concern is for my husband's mental well-being when in the White House."

    These are curious and troubling comments. What does Ann know that the voters don't?

    September 29, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. Grahame Rhodes

    Can you imagine this woman in the White House? All the White house staff would simply quit.

    September 29, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
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