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  • Romney retreats into California seclusion

    12/03/2012 10:26:14 AM PST · by Colofornian · 231 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2012
    SAN DIEGO — The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan. Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla...He devours news from 2,600 miles away in Washington about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, shaking his head and wondering what if. Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There's no aide to make his peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and emailing his CEO buddies, who've been swooping in and out of La...
  • Ann Romney makes surprise birthday call to a terminally ill woman

    10/24/2012 3:02:17 AM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies
    Breitbart news ^ | 10/23/2012 | Breitbart news
    Breitbart News received the following from reader Eric Mercer of Malvern, PA. This just happened this weekend. Though the Romney campaign has not asked me to do anything, I am telling everyone I know about this because I get so angry about the things that have been said about the Romneys. On, October 20, 2012, the night of my mother’s 79th birthday, Ann Romney called, wished her a happy birthday, and thanked my mother for her support of Mitt. They chatted for a little while, as Mrs. Romney was concerned about my mother’s failing health. When their conversation was over...
  • Ann Romney opens up about her battle with Multiple Sclerosis during campaign stop

    10/21/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/21/12 | Hayley Peterson
    Ann Romney opened up about her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis during a surprise visit to a Cuban restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. 'I was very coordinated and athletic, and all of a sudden I'm falling and tripping and losing my balance and being so weak,' Romney, the 63-year-old wife of Republican presidential nominee, told diners. 'And I was like, "Something's wrong!"' Romney was diagnosed in 1998 with the incurable neurological disease, which attacks the central nervous system and immobilizes many of its victims. At the time, her husband was still working at Bain Capital, the venture capital firm...
  • US MAG HEADLINES COST OF ANN ROMNEY'S DRESS, BURIES HIGHER COST OF MICHELLE'S

    10/19/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19/2012 | by WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Us Magazine had a little tidbit of gossip when it discovered who made Ann Romney's and Michelle Obama's hot pink dresses worn to the recent presidential debate. In its headline Us blares that Ann Romney's dress cost "$1,690." But Michelle Obama's ensemble was priced at $3,290 despite the silence of the headline. Us gives the world the following headline: "Ann Romney Wears $1,690 Oscar de la Renta Dress to Presidential Debate." In the body of the piece Us reports this description of Ann Romney's couture. Romney, 63, selected a short-sleeved crimped cotton silk dress by Oscar de la Renta. The...
  • Ann Romney to 'The View': 'I'm Pro-Life'

    10/18/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by MiddleEarth · 15 replies
    ABC OTUS NEWS via Yahoo ^ | 10/18/12 | Russell Goldman
    As the race tightens and focuses on women, new attention is being paid to Mitt Romney's evolved position on abortion, but the woman who knows him best - his wife Ann - emphatically stated her own stance on the topic today, saying: "I am pro-life." Ann Romney, an influential surrogate for her husband who often takes his place on daytime talk shows with large female audiences, typically avoids any comment about policy or her own politics. But today she told the hosts of "The View" that she, like her husband, is opposed to abortion. "The good news is I'm not...
  • 'View' takes religion, military, abortion shots at Ann Romney

    10/18/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    FULL TITLE... 'View' takes religion, military, abortion shots at Ann Romney after playing 'romantic' softball with Obamas Whoopi Goldberg barely let Ann Romney settle into her seat on ABC's "The View" before pouncing on the first lady hopeful, asking why Mitt Romney didn't serve in Vietnam and if the couple is prepared to console families of fallen soldiers if voted into the White House. Unlike a recent joint appearance on the show by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during which questioning ranged from how romantic is the president to the couple's anniversary, the show's five hosts skipped the...
  • The race for the White House stops in Central PA (Ann Romney visits PA; new poll: PA two-point race)

    10/15/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    WPMT-TV (Fox43) ^ | October 15, 2012 | Michael Gorsegner
    ELIZABETHTOWN, LANCASTER COUNTY— Just over three weeks until Election Day and the big guns are hitting Central Pennsylvania. Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife will be stumping in Lancaster County trying to win some last minute votes. Ann Romney is speaking this afternoon at Elizabethtown College as she tries to put Pennsylvania back on the presidential map. For months, many believe Pennsylvania would once go by way of the Democrats. But with only a few weeks to go, the Republicans are looking to make a last minute surge in Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes. [Snip] "I think the race is...
  • Ann Romney to attend rally in Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania back in the mix?)

    10/14/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 14, 2012 | Matthew Kemeny
    ELIZABETHTOWN — Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will campaign for her husband Monday at Elizabethtown College. Ann Romney will attend a rally at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center in the 900 block of East College Avenue. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the event begins at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested can register for the event at http://annromneyinpa.eventbrite.com/ All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue....
  • MSNBC's Bashir Suggests a President Romney Would Be Mental Breakdown Waiting to Happen

    10/01/2012 6:20:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    In an interview last Thursday with Reno, Nevada, station KTVN, Ann Romney said her chief concern with her husband winning the presidency would be his "mental well-being," adding, "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. So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it." Obviously, in context, she was not suggesting her husband couldn't handle stress...
  • Meet Nickelodeon's Trash-Mouthed Misogynist Jason Biggs

    09/28/2012 3:26:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    I am the mom of a 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. They have been huge fans of Nickelodeon TV programming throughout their childhoods. We even took them to the Nick Hotel in Florida, where we stayed in a SpongeBob SquarePants family suite. But enough is enough. Like disgusted parents across the country, I put my foot down and am standing up for decency: No more Nick. This weekend, the Viacom-owned children's network will debut a reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series. One of the lead characters ("Leonardo") will be voiced by actor Jason Biggs. On August...
  • Ann Romney, to critics in GOP: “You want to try it? Get in the ring.”

    09/21/2012 6:19:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | September 20, 2012 | O. Kay Henderson
    Ann Romney says fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband need to “stop it” and realize “how lucky” the party is to have Mitt Romney as its nominee. Ann Romney spoke late this afternoon to about 200 people, mostly women, who’d gathered for a rally in the store room of a central Iowa furniture business.
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • Ann Romney’s plane makes emergency landing in Denver, all ok; lib hate on cue

    09/21/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 9 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Ann Romney’s plane makes emergency landing in Denver, all ok; lib hate on cue
  • Complete Interview with Mitt and Ann Romney on “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael

    09/18/2012 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 3 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/18/2012
    Maybe my favorite interview with Mitt and Ann Romney ever. It aired this morning but I believe it was taped a few days ago. And of course the interview wasn’t all about policy, thank goodness, but the way Romney handled the policy questions I felt was superb. And they got mad applause multiple times throughout the interview with regard to his answers on policies. At one point he was asked what he agrees with regarding Obama, and I got a little nervous there, but after talking about taking down Bin Laden and that they both appreciate family, he transitioned it...
  • The Blatant Bias With the Wives

    09/12/2012 1:23:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The conventions have come and gone, but as always, the TV network "news" coverage of Tampa and Charlotte demonstrated once again that these people have no intention of trying to be equally positive or equally aggressive with the two major parties. Their obvious, but unstated, agenda is to drag Obama over the finish line to re-election. Always on pins and needles for his man Obama, NBC anchor Brian Williams told top Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett at the convention season's end that they will need the "tall order" of "nothing but positive coverage" over the next 60 days. People like Williams...
  • On Meet The Press, Ann Romney Said That She Can Empathize With People. But Can Mitt?

    09/11/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    9/11/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before the barrage of ad homs begins, ask yourself this question: why did the Romneys let themselves get sucked into this kind of talk on Meet the Press (with David Brooks) on Sunday in the first place? Why is she saying that they (the Romneys) know what it is like to struggle, and then proffer her own personal health struggles as evidence that they know what it is like to struggle? Why are they letting themselves get sucked into this.... .... because the inevitable question surfaces and arises: voters will feel empathy towards Ann Romney, but they will ask how...
  • Tampa vs. Charlotte

    09/09/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Tampa, Fla., was like the Republican National Convention delegation -- older, more experienced, less excitable. Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl; the city had lots of space and nothing to prove. There was a been there/done that feel to the entire affair. Tampa Bay is used to welcoming visitors and has plenty of nice hotels to host them. You say a hurricane is coming? No worries. They laid out some sandbags, closed up for a night and started up a day later. No need to rush a convention. People don't come to Florida to be in a hurry. Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • [Sr. Obama campaign aide] Hillary Rosen: Being Out of a Job Is a Good Thing

    09/08/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 8, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Hilary Rosen, the Obama strategist who infamously disparaged Ann Romney back in April, saying Romney never worked a day on her life, had a quite different take on the new unemployment numbers for August, which showed that the labor participation in the United States was at a 31 year low. Rosen tweeted: Entrepreneurs and self employed leave the "work force". That is a hopeful thing. People leaving aren't necessarily bad. That’s just dandy....
  • Ann Romney, Energized

    09/02/2012 10:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2012 | Salena Zito
    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...
  • Reader: “At huge Jacksonville Landing Romney-Ryan event – place is insanely packed”

    09/01/2012 6:18:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 1, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire
    So writes reader Jim, who sends along several photos from the Romney-Ryan rally in Jacksonville which is starting as of this writing. (added: Prof. Reynolds also is posting reader photos) He further writes: “Line for RomneyRyan Jax Landing event – two lines both way longer than this appears”:Then “Jax landing total insanity!!”Post-script – Jim’s phone ran out of power so he couldn’t take more photos, but he did send along this account of the afternoon: "Jacksonville Landing was absolutely electric with I would estimate two to three thousand people screamIng for Romney and Ryan. It was a total blast to...
  • ***FIRE actor Jason Biggs from Nickelodeon

    08/31/2012 11:29:41 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 27 replies
    Go to the bottom of Nickelodeon's page (http://www.nick.com/) and click "Report a Concern" then tell them about Jason Biggs and that you won't be allowing your kids to watch Nick until they FIRE him for his vile tweets. http://twitchy.com/2012/08/31/american-idiot-2-jason-biggs-knocks-christians-targets-ann-romney-and-janna-ryan-with-vile-tweets/ http://twitchy.com/2012/08/30/american-idiot-pig-maher-in-training-jason-biggs-sends-out-sick-tweets-about-paul-and-janna-ryan/
  • American Pie Star Jason Biggs Launches VILE Twitter rant against Janna Ryan!

    08/30/2012 9:04:23 PM PDT · by kozanne · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2012 | Christian Toto
    The popular "American Pie" films mixed the very, very raunchy with the sweetness of high school pals who simply wanted to fall in love. And, of course, occasionally defile a freshly baked pastry. These days, franchise star Jason Biggs is aiming some "American Pie" style humor at the Republican's Vice Presidential candidate - and his wife. And while the "Pie" films typically left a pleasant after taste, Biggs' Tweet barrage feels ugly, mean-spirited and not even remotely funny.
  • American Weasel: Jason Biggs quietly deletes vile tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan

    09/01/2012 11:41:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 1, 2012
    Doesn’t Jason Biggs know that Twitchy is forever? Earlier this week, we called attention to the American Idiot’s knock on Christians and his vile, sexually degrading tweets about Paul Ryan, Janna Ryan and Ann Romney. We also highlighted the mounting pressure on Nickelodeon to fire the actor from his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” voice gig. Biggs dismissed his critics by tweeting, “You know I put my dick in a pie, right?” And completely misreading the First Amendment, his wife, Jenny Mollen tweeted, “How weird would it be if we all had freedom of speech? But today all of the disgusting...
  • Should Jason Biggs lose cartoon gig over sexual assault comments?

    09/01/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/1/2012 | VICTOR MEDINA
    Update 9/1: Biggs has deleted his tweet about sexually assaulting Janna Ryan, but other misogynistic tweets about her and Ann Romney remain. Nickelodeon is being pressured to fire actor Jason Biggs after he said he wanted to sexually assault Janna Ryan, the wife of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The American Pie actor made the comments on Twitter on Wednesday, earning criticism across the political spectrum and calls that he is unfit to provide the voice of Leonardo on Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. The situation brings up questions of free speech and personal responsibility in the public...
  • ( Nickelodeon star)American Pie star Jason Biggs and wife hire prostitute to spice up marriage

    09/01/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/03/2011 | Mike Larkin
    They say that things can sometimes become stale in a marriage. But it is unlikely that many people resort to hiring prostitutes after just a year like American Pie star Jason Biggs, 33, and his wife Jenny Mollen. The actress, whose biggest role was as minor character Nina Ash in TV show Angel, wrote a lengthy blog about their sexual escapades on website The Smoking Jacket...
  • Nickelodeon viewership drop-Why You’re Seeing More Ads on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon(Fire Biggs!)

    09/01/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 13 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 8/27/2012 | Alyssa Oursler
    Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) has seen its viewership drop of late, meaning it can charge less money for the same commercial spot. So, the company’s solution has been simple: run more ads. At Nickelodeon, for example, viewership dropped by just under 30%, while Comedy Central has also lost a smaller number of viewers. Overall, the company increased the amount of air time rose by 9% in 2012, on top of a 7% rise the year before, The Wall Street Journal reports
  • Nickelodeon now promoting Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

    09/01/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/01/2012 | Twitchy Team
    Twitchy reported earlier today that the most vile tweets from Jason Biggs’ Twitter feed had quietly disappeared, and now it seems there might be a very obvious reason why — Nickelodeon has begun tweeting Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions for its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, for which Biggs provides a voice. That’s right: kids following Nickelodeon’s @TMNTMaster — an account which boasts nearly 2,400 followers — are literally one click away from the feed that introduced us to, well, this, not to mention a quick bit of Christian-bashing as a follow-up...
  • Jason Biggs(who has a Nickelodeon contract)Targets Christians, Ann Romney ...with vile tweets

    08/31/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/31/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Looks like Jason Biggs is still defiling that pie … if by “pie” you mean “contract with Nickelodeon.” Yesterday Twitchy reported that the “American Pie” actor tweeted about sexually assaulting Paul Ryan’s wife. We know … shocking from an actor who made a name for himself by humping a pie. But Pig Biggs wasn’t done tweeting misogynist filth about political wives. After a disgusting tweet about Ann Romney’s body, he targeted Janna Ryan again by retweeting his wife, Jenny Mollen. ...
  • Ann Romney’s Speech at the Republican National Convention: Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy
    2012.presidential-candidates.org ^ | August 28, 2012 | Ann Romney
    Well, I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party. And while there are many important issues we'll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts. I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours. Tonight...
  • Romney Pins Hopes on Being Different From Obama

    08/30/2012 6:47:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Michael Barone
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republicans who are assembled here have been told time and time again that Barack Obama's great advantage over Mitt Romney is likability. And many of the 15,000 or so journalists who endured the gusts of rain on Monday and groaned in the sun on the 1.5-mile walk from the nearest parking lot to the metal detectors outside the convention press center have been writing and soundbiting that the chief task of the Romney campaign is to introduce Romney's personal background and character to the public to improve his favorability ratings. Both talking points are true,...
  • Romney's Big Night

    08/30/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    His "whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney." When Paul Ryan declared this last night he reiterated what Ann Romney had declared the night before. Together these two speeches have prepared the ground for Mitt Romney to accept the nomination of the GOP and to make his opening argument to the American people: That he is ready to take over for this failed president...
  • Convention speeches: Ann Romney vs. Chris Christie

    08/28/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT · by TheRhinelander · 300 replies
    Vanity | 8/28/2012 | The Rhinelander
    The buzz is that Ann Romney's speech was off the charts and that Chris Christie's speech was moderately good but didn't have the red meat people wanted. I tend to disagree. Christie's speech was fantastic but in a much more subtle way. He showed the stark differences. Thoughts?
  • Brian Williams Reprimands Ann Romney for Saying Mitt Romney ‘Is Going to Save America’

    08/30/2012 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 29, 2012 | Brent Baker
    NBC anchor Brian Williams reprimanded Ann Romney for saying “I believe in my heart that Mitt is going to save America,” suggesting it would have been incendiary if Michelle Obama had made such a promise. As the two sat in the NBC News booth at the Republican convention, Williams told Mrs. Romney the phrasing “jumped off the screen to me” and maintained, without identifying the supposed source, that “someone who knows you conceded that if Mrs. Obama used words like that...there’d be all kinds of hubbub.” He demanded: “What do you mean? Those are powerful words.” (VIDEO AT LINK) Audio:...
  • Media Silent as Liberals on Twitter call for Ann Romney's Death

    08/29/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 58 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, liberals on Twitter called for the death of Ann Romney, the wife of GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Twitchy reported. As of this writing, the so-called "mainstream media" has refused to report on the hateful threats issued on the social media site. "I want to murder Ann Romney right now," tweeted "Gregory Martinez." Some called for Mrs. Romney to commit suicide. "Why does Ann Romney act like an average mom? B***h kill yourself, you had maids taken care of your f*****g kids," another person said. "Ann Romney Need To Kill Her Husband Then Kill Herself (sic)," said another. "Ann...
  • A Couple of Favorites From Ann Romney's RNC Speech (pics)

    08/29/2012 12:54:38 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-29-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Whether you like Mitt or not, Ann gave a darn good speech last night!  
  • Fox News's Juan Williams Calls Ann Romney a 'Corporate Wife'

    08/29/2012 7:05:28 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 93 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/29/12 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - As part of its Tuesday night convention coverage, Fox News assembled a panel of political analysts to discuss Ann Romney's speech. Charles Krauthammer called it a "triumph," and Brit Hume said it was "the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife." But their fellow panelist Juan Williams -- a Democrat -- panned Mrs. Romney's effort to connect with women, describing her as a "corporate wife" whose claim to understand the struggles of American women fell flat. "Ann Romney ... looked to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles...
  • Juan Williams: Ann Romney Looks "Like A Corporate Wife" Hard For Me To Believe She Struggled

    08/29/2012 7:03:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 08/29/2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    The Fox commentator said tonight — in remarks that are sure to draw comparisons from conservatives to Hilary Rosen's snipe that Ann Romney “didn't work a day in her life” — that Ann Romney “looks to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles are hard for me to believe. I mean, she's a very rich women.” CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • New York Times Editor: Ann Romney 'Slipped The Knife' Into President Obama

    08/29/2012 6:27:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 122 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    TAMPA, Florida | August 29, 2012: To Republicans in the RNC convention hall last night, and surely to the majority of Americans watching at home, regardless of their politics, Ann Romney came across as a warm, kind and caring woman. But the editors of the New York Times occupy a very different universe. In a nasty piece of work this morning, editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal painted an ugly picture of Ann Romney. Using the most violent of metaphors, Rosenthal saw a woman who, of all things, had "slipped a knife into President Obama." More after the jump.
  • Ann Romney on Mitt Romney - Video

    08/29/2012 3:31:24 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/29/12 | LD Jackson
    I stayed up a little past my normal bedtime last night, with one purpose in mind. I wanted to watch Ann Romney as she took the stage at the Republican National Convention and talked about her husband, Mitt Romney. For months, we have heard the media and some of the liberal Democrats bash her for various things. Some days, it was that she was a stay-at-home mom. Oddly, they also found a reason to dislike her because she owns, and rides, horses. During the Olympics, they harped about the clothes she was wearing and how much they cost. Last night,...
  • Ann Romney Dazzles in Tampa

    08/29/2012 2:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Who is Mitt Romney? If Americans didn’t know who he was before, they know now. Tuesday night at the RNC convention in Tampa, Mrs. Ann Romney destroyed the stereotype of an out-of-touch Romney family. She entered the Tampa Bay Times forum to a roaring and standing crowd with many chanting, “We love you Ann!” Romney spoke directly to a struggling America. She told them personal stories about her struggles with breast cancer, living with MS and raising five children. She spoke of the love her husband has given her through more than 40 years of marriage. “I want to talk...
  • ‘Real reporter’ and real sexist Juan Williams attacks Ann Romney as ‘corporate wife’

    08/28/2012 10:13:40 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 59 replies
    Twitchy US Politics ^ | 08/28712 | Michelle Malkin
    Backlash against Juan William's remarks was swift throughout Twitter.
  • Poll: Did Ann Romney change your view of Mitt Romney?

    08/28/2012 9:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lauren W. List
    Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, spoke to the Republican National Convention about the former Massachusetts governor not as a politician, but as a husband and father. She told the crowd and a prime-time audience about their 43-year marriage, one of real struggles and experiences, including her battles with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, and nothing of the storybook tale that people imagine. Ann Romney also talked about his role as a father to five sons, and grandfather to 18 grand-kids The GOP hoped her speech would help undecided and other voters (especially women) better relate to...
  • Ann Romney: 'This Man Will Lift Up America!' (Excerpts from Ann's convention speech)

    08/28/2012 3:50:04 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 405 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 28, 2012
    The Romney campaign released these excerpts of Ann Romney's speech, which she'll deliver tonight at the Republican convention in Tampa: “Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts. “I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours. “Tonight I want to talk to you about love. … “Mitt's dad never...
  • Joan Walsh Accuses Ann Romney Of Throwing 'Tantrum' Over Tax Returns

    08/19/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to family members of Republican presidential candidates, looks like the MSM has decided they're fair game for attacks. Yesterday we noted how ABC's Bianna Golodryga claimed that Paul Ryan's mother was campaigning in a "very calculated" manner. Today we offer Joan Walsh into evidence. Appearing on the weekend edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," the Salon editor accused Ann Romney of throwing a "tantrum" over her husband's decision to release no more than two years of tax returns. View the video here.
  • Ann Romney’s horse won’t win an Olympic medal

    08/07/2012 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 37 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Holly Bailey
    Ann Romney's horse Rafalca won't win a medal in the dressage competition at London's Olympic Games. But Romney, the wife of GOP candidate Mitt Romney, still praised her horse's "fabulous" performance. "It was wonderful," Romney told the Associated Press' Nicole Winfield after watching her horse compete Tuesday in London. "She was elegant and consistent again. We just love her."
  • Trotta: "Double Standard" On Media Treatment Of Ann Romney And Jackie O

    08/05/2012 10:44:12 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Liz Trotta: When Ann Romney showed up at the Olympics equestrian competition in London's Greenwich Park last week, the media scrum around her would lead some to believe that Michael Phelps had dropped in. Mrs. Romney was there to watch her horse, Rafalca, compete in dressage, once the sport of ancient kings. The uninitiated call it 'horse ballet.' Rafalca, a German-bred mare, didn't miss a pirouette as her patron cheered and pronounced the performance constant and elegant. Some would say not unlike her mistress, Ann Romney, is not to be taken lightly. Perhaps that's why President Obama's political operatives, most...
  • Horse Hockey: The Left’s Rafalca Derangement Syndrome

    08/04/2012 5:10:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Rafalca is the name of Ann Romney’s show horse, which competed in Olympic dressage this week. Rafalca Derangement Syndrome is the name of a debilitating partisan disease, which is raging among snotty “progressives” posing as populists. On Thursday, the George Soros-funded henchmen of MoveOn promoted a new TV ad that “features a talking Rafalca Romney, who tells us Mitt would treat many Americans worse than a horse!” Interspersed with scenes of a dressage competition, the talking Rafalca mimics a faux British accent and lashes out at the Romneys’ privately earned wealth:“How do I pull off such grace and athleticism...
  • Ann Romney slammed for $990 Shirt, Michelle Obama praised for $6,800 jacket

    08/01/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/2012 | By Hollie McKay
    Back in May, Ann Romney, wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wore a $990 Reed Krakoff silk shirt for a media appearance. The item of clothing set off a media firestorm, with the Romneys widely accused of being “out of touch” with average Americans. In particular, the Washington Post wrote that the $990 blouse “will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s itinerary.” Fast forward to last Friday, when First Lady Michelle Obama attended an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace, donning a J. Mendel...
  • Ann Romney on recovering from MS, carrying the olympic torch in 2002

    07/29/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 21 replies
    State-Controlled CNN ^ | July 27th, 2012
    Broadcasting out of his native England, this evening Piers Morgan welcomes Mitt and Ann Romney for a candid and revealing conversation that comes alongside the 2012 Summer Olympic Games from London. A decade since the Romneys helped host the 2002 Olympics in their home state of Utah, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host walks the couple down memory lane: "There was a very poignant moment, when you were asked to allow someone who was your hero, to hold the torch. And you chose your wife," reviewed Morgan. "Tell me about that."
  • Ann Romney's "we've given all you people need to know"

    07/19/2012 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Kennard · 130 replies
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