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Monday, April 2, 2012

Ann Romney Assures Us That Mitt Romney Does Not Have a Boner

Posted by Paul Constant on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM

I guess the Romney family hasn't heard of double entendres, yet? ABC says:

Ann Romney’s remarks came during an interview with Baltimore radio station WBAL, during which the host asked her, “And one of the things, Ann Romney, that folks talk about with your husband, Mitt Romney, and I’ve seen him in casual conversation-He comes off very smooth and okay. But sometimes he comes off stiff. Do you have to fight back some criticism, like ‘My husband isn’t stiff, OK?’”

Laughing, Ann Romney responded, “Well, you know, I guess we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out because he is not!”

This story comes on the heels of Politico's embarrassing story about Ann Romney's "unexpected rock star status." Which is a bullshit story, because it's totally expected. Almost every modern first lady or wife of a major presidential nominee is more loved than her husband, because she doesn't have to actually say all the unpopular things her husband has to say. (The exception that proves the rule, here, is Hillary Clinton, who struggled with what she saw as the insubstantial nature of first ladyhood all through her time in the White House and actually became more popular once she emerged as a political force in her own right.)

And Ann Romney is not a gifted media personality. Even when she speaks to the most friendly crowds, she occasionally comes across as petulant (her main job on primary nights is to shush the crowd into submission before her husband speaks) and she's just as awkward when it comes to talking about her family's wealth as Mitt is.

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