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Ann Romney Has a 'Real Marriage', Loves Women: VIDEO


After acknowledging Hurricane Isaac and those in its path, Ann Romney launched into a speech about "love" and tried to offer the impression that the GOP has empathy for women ("I love you women!", Romney yelled at one point.) while painting a more human picture of her husband Mitt.

Mitt_ann"He moved to a small town in the great state of Michigan. Michigan! There he started a business - one that he built by himself by the way!"

Slate adds:

Ann Romney's two best moments were when she said she had a "real marriage," and her description of Mitt Romney's contributions to the community. "Mitt doesn't like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. And we're no different than the millions of Americans who quietly help their neighbors, their churches, and their communities. They don't do it so that others will think more of them."

Romney concluded, “You can trust Mitt. He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance."

Finally, Mitt joined her on stage.

Watch her speech, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Out of all the things that Ann has said, what I remember most is her imperious statement about her and Mitt not owing "you people" any further information about their tax returns. That reflects her true attitude, and if she really loves women, she wouldn't support her husband's politics or his church.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 29, 2012 8:08:05 AM

  2. I am 100% with you JACK M.
    Naturally, her mission was to
    try to make Mitt look just like
    you and me, minus the family's
    $250 million dollar personal wealth
    of course. Ann is too old (and looks it)
    to care about women's issues. She's too
    busy trying to figure out what to buy next
    whether than be people or things.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Aug 29, 2012 8:20:40 AM

  3. A real marriage? Based on love and commitment? Peppered by the foils of real life? Illness, happiness? Joy of waking up together? Having the occasional argument? Sharing the day to day, perhaps raising children?

    If you are such a proponent of real marriages, why deny gay married couples the same legal protections you are offered? When you do support such, perhaps we might see a real morsel of your sincerity. In the meantime, you are just another Stepford wife doing your husband's bidding.

    Wow, I didn't think I could write that without saying B*TCH!!!

    Posted by: Mitch | Aug 29, 2012 8:23:06 AM

  4. I totally agree, Mitch. If the republicans supposedly value "real marriages" so much, why do they try so hard to prevent/destroy them?

    Posted by: kit | Aug 29, 2012 8:28:24 AM

  5. Yeah, he built it by himself with the TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars that daddy gave him!

    That might have had something to do with how he was able to do it by himself. And even with all of daddy's millions Mitt STILL didn't do it by himself. Just like Obama said, it took the help of the community and YES the GOVERNMENT to build and sustain his business.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 29, 2012 8:31:01 AM

  6. While I'm a fan of an alternative to Obama, Ann's speech was dreadfully silly. She spoke like some hack hired by a supermarket chain to spruik Dr Pepper or some such. As for the metaphor of Mitt taking her home from the dance, I wonder if he had her tied to the roof rack.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 29, 2012 8:37:12 AM

  7. her speech was a fairy tale

    1- her childhood neighborhood that per her speech you might think was middle america in reality = 1 of top 5 RICHEST areas in america

    2- her school you might have thought some middle class public school in fact = private girl prepatory school that today costs $30,000 a year tuition

    3- their struggling in college was in reality = living off of a fortune in stocks given to mitt by his parents

    4- their 1st home given to them by mitts parents

    5- mitts first job was in fact with managment consulting for Bain & Company

    6- him and friends discussing starting business might fail??? Reality = Bill Bain took his management consultant romney and some other workers and said he wanted to split off a business venture and created Bain Capitol and would provide the start up money with romney supplying the pretty face and name with political connections

    Ann Romney flat out lied to everyones' face without shame

    Posted by: say what | Aug 29, 2012 8:43:08 AM

  8. PS

    on the last bit

    Just use your brains

    If romney built it then it would be called Romney Capitol not Bain Capitol

    Posted by: say what | Aug 29, 2012 8:48:07 AM

  9. She says: "He will take us to a better place".

    Pretty sure this is the same thing the leaders of Jonestown and the Nike-wearing Hale-Boppers said right before they all killed their kids and themselves.... Scary people to be running a country. Let's hope they don't get the numbers.

    Posted by: Tyroga | Aug 29, 2012 9:01:23 AM

  10. I was very impressed and moved by Ann Romney, our next First Lady!!!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 29, 2012 9:03:35 AM

  11. "Real marriage," huh? See you next tuesday.

    Posted by: Guy from DC | Aug 29, 2012 9:05:19 AM

  12. "Real Marriage" is anti-gay code to the GOP. Our marriages aren't "real" to them and trust me.....Mormons help mormons. Period.

    Posted by: Jon | Aug 29, 2012 9:05:39 AM

  13. Fellow commentators, your ignorance and your delusions amaze me!!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 29, 2012 9:05:51 AM

  14. Too bad she doesn't have a "real job".

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 29, 2012 9:19:30 AM

  15. After Obama became an Illinois state legislator, his wife moved up as well, scoring a job as 'vice president of community relations' at the University Of Chicago Hospital for a very generous salary of $121,910. When Obama became a senator in 2005, her 'salary' jumped to a whopping $316,962 for the same job... and one of Senator Obama's first acts in office was to see to it that the hospital received over a million dollars of your tax dollars as an earmark. When Michelle left they did not fill the position.

    I'll take Ann Romney taking care of five boys and her husband and household over a leech like Michelle basically stealing money from taxpayers.

    Oh and what happened to Michelle's law license?

    Democrats hate women who stay home and choose to be mothers. So much for choice.

    as for Moochelle Obama, off with her head!!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 29, 2012 9:26:00 AM

  16. LIZ - you must be one of the millions that are walking around with 'blinders' on. If you do not see the hypocracy of Ann's words and everyone else who spoke - then you are the one who is ignorant. The American government is corrupt and not 1 candidate is worthy of the trust the American people are willing to bestow on them. The people of America (and the rest of the world) need to stand up against these domestic terrorists and stop listening to their fear-based lies! As a Canadian - I am in disbelief that Republicans (or Conservatives in Canada) believe to be the moral fabric of society and feel that their way of life is what and should be the way it is - WAKE UP! If you and your party do not like politics that are inclusive to all citizens - then you need to move to a country where you will feel more comfortable, like Uganda.

    Posted by: Robert | Aug 29, 2012 9:30:53 AM

  17. Liz, your obvious racist disdain for the First Lady is repugnant and ignorant.

    No one on this page has questioned Ann Romney's role as a stay at home mother.

    The conversation has instead commented on the fact that she and her husband's lifestyle has always been one of great, great privilege.

    Also, Liz, Ann Romney chose to use code for anti-gay animus in her speech, claiming to have a "real marriage." Exactly who doesn't have a real marriage? Could it be the gays whose marriages her husband has pledged to ban with a Constitutional amendment?

    Posted by: Guy from DC | Aug 29, 2012 9:35:34 AM

  18. The real question is did she gain him any points with that we're-just-ordinary-homebody-folks-like-you' speech? My guess is that all but the diehard Repugnicans saw right through it.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Aug 29, 2012 9:42:43 AM

  19. Good for Ann, she finally came out of the closet.

    I'm glad she loves single women, and I hope that really works out for her current "real" marriage.

    Posted by: jyu young | Aug 29, 2012 12:09:36 PM

  20. republicans preaching to the choir -democrats deceiving themselves into nirvana -become independent and think for yourself -be brave bold courageous and independent -dont fall to the whoremongers of politicism
    do what is correct and TRUTHFUL - beware 2012 and if you survive -the TRUTH within you is all that will preserve you in this life. God forbid, the next life you fail to prepare for in this life - Daniel 8:12

    Posted by: walt | Aug 29, 2012 1:04:30 PM

  21. I can't believe people on here are interpreting "real marriage" as anti-gay. She was trying to say, "Just because we're rich, doesn't mean we didn't have our own set of problems."

    That's what I got from it. Code for "anti-marriage equality"? Hmnn. That's a stretch. But, I suppose it's possible.

    Posted by: Cinesnatch | Aug 29, 2012 1:13:00 PM

  22. yes, "real marriage" very clearly anti gay (not a stretch at all) in that it implies that gay marriages are "fake marriages"

    Remove head from ass plz

    Posted by: maddM@ | Aug 29, 2012 1:47:45 PM

  23. yes, "real marriage" very clearly anti gay (not a stretch at all) in that it implies that gay marriages are "fake marriages"

    Remove head from ass plz

    Posted by: maddM@ | Aug 29, 2012 1:47:46 PM

  24. Ann Romney should get on her high horse and dressage her privileged ass out of here.

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Aug 29, 2012 2:03:28 PM

  25. Ann Romney should get on her high horse and dressage her privileged ass out of here.

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Aug 29, 2012 2:03:29 PM

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