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Posted on 09/02/2012 10:58:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
Ann Romney said on Wednesday that she felt welcomed and energized when she stepped onto the stage here at the Republican National Convention to introduce her husband, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to millions of Americans watching on television.
The most important reviews of the speech came moments later from her five sons and daughters-in-law and their 18 children, who greeted her with tears and hugs. As she detailed the night before, family came first.
You know that kind of love and support that you get from your family? Well, it was that kind of reaction, she said during an interview with the Tribune-Review at the Tampa Marriot Waterside. And I was like, Oh, it was OK then?
The grandchildren tackled me at the end, just tackled me.
The interview occurred a few hours before Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin addressed the nation for the first time as the GOP vice presidential nominee. After 18 months of campaigning, Ann Romney said she feels confident and encouraged about her husbands chances of taking the White House.
Earlier in the day, Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the wife of his running mate, teamed up to head a Women for Romney fundraiser. She later attended a Latino Coalition lunch, where son Craig Romney addressed guests in Spanish and described his father as a man you can trust.
Opinion polls show the Republican ticket is trailing with both women and Hispanic voters.
Mitts message is resonating. I think that the pick of Paul Ryan for vice president reinforces the fact that we are serious about the future of this nation and we are serious about the problems that we are facing, she said.
The optimism contrasts with the difficult feelings after the unsuccessful campaign of 2008 when Romney lost the GOP nod to Sen. John McCain of Arizona. McCain lost the general election to Barack Obama.
After the last campaign I certainly thought this wasnt ever worth doing again, she said. And yet when it came time to reconsider doing it again, I really recognized that it was the nation that was at stake.
There are a lot of good people out there that are sacrificing for this nation. We could go through a tough campaign, she said. For goodness sakes, there are soldiers in Iraq and all across the world that are protecting our liberties. I could put my personal life aside and just do whats needed to be done for this country.
Ann Romney said she has not identified one specific issue she might support as first lady. She identified at-risk youths, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis research as her causes.
I cannot imagine not continuing to do those things, she said. They have been my heart and my passion for so long.
Ann Romney is a breast cancer survivor whose MS is in remission. She blushes when asked about being an inspiration to those afflicted with health issues.
That is so touching, she said, her eyes welling up with tears. I am feeling buoyed by so many people praying for me. It is astonishing to me how universal that is in this country.
She would not identify her most inspirational first lady. She mentioned Barbara Bush and Laura Bush, the spouses of Republican presidents. She also mentioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama.
The role a first lady plays is very important. Its a real symbol of strength, and there have been some very incredible first ladies with strong and resolute qualities to be admired, she said.
“Ann Romney said she has not identified one specific issue she might support as first lady. She identified at-risk youths, breast cancer and multiple sclerosis research as her causes.”
She should just go back to what she has experience with, fund raising for planned parenthood.
Another great, factual, nonpartisan article Salena. Thanks!
Eh....that would certainly include breast cancer and multiple sclerosis as Mrs Romney has endured both.
Ann Romney has suffered a lot of physical challenges and kept going strong. She is bright and articulate and inspiring.
But please, Ann, stop telling us that your favorite show is New Normal from NBC. It is not normal. Two homosexual men cannot raise a child in a normal sense. That poor child will grow up without a mother.
I didn't know that, but it's not surprising. Her husband has repeatedly stated his approval of children being abandoned to sodomites.
I don't get this family's apparent love for homosexuals.
Been too rich, too privileged, for too long. Makes you a liberal. As you hinted, Romney does not oppose open gays in the military and the Boy Scouts.
By the way, I was wrong about New Normal. Ann’s favorite show is Modern Family, another show about a gay couple raising a child.
Same thing, pretty much. Disgusting.