Chris Wallace interviewed Ann Romney, wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Ann said “I’m happy to blame the media” in reference to Mitt’s loss in the 2012 presidential election, The Washington Post reported March 3.
Married to Mitt Romney for more than 40 years, Ann Romney told Chris Wallace that the thing she found most frustrating was that “people didn’t really get to know Mitt for who he was. People weren’t allows to see him for who he really was.”
Ann Romney believes that her husband was not given a “fair shake.” Reports that Ann and son Tagg Romney had “badgered” Romney campaign executives to “let Mitt be Mitt” an approach the believed more “accurately reflected” a more approachable, generous and looser man than they one they thought they knew.
Mrs. Romney told confirmed that the story to be true, telling Wallace, “Well of course – it was part-true. But it was not just the campaign’s fault – I believe it was the media’s fault as well.”
Polizzotto, a commenter on The Washington Post blog, had this to say in response to Mrs. Romney’s “complaints”:
“Dear Ann and Mitt,
Let me pass along the advice my high school French teacher gave me the class. ‘You may be stupid, but keep your mouth shut no one will ever know.’ Please go away, we have had enough of both of you.”
NMcowboy had this to say:
“They are a nice couple and good Americans. It is too bad that most Americans have become so intolerant. Just the sight of someone with differing views causes them to fly off into a rage. I don’t understand it but it sure can’t be very healthy.”
Many will be quick to point out that there is much contradiction in Mrs. Romney’s criticism of the media. Ann Romney confirms her frustration that the campaign kept “too tight a lid” on Mitt Romney. On the other hand, she complains that he was not portrayed more completely in the media. What Ann Romney failed to acknowledge is that the campaign controlled the media’s access to the candidate.
All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.