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Ann Romney Asks You To Consider Mitt’s ‘Character’ On Lady Issues — Not, You Know, Policy

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Ann RomneyAnn Romney did some good old-fashioned husband supporting on The View yesterday. After her husband Mitt Romney cancelled on the appearance, the campaign sent his wife, Ann Romney, to do some PR work. Since the Governor of Massachusetts seems to always stumble into trouble when it comes to lady issues (seriously, I’m considering going as a “binder full of women” for Halloween this year), Ann was seemingly called in to handle the highly treacherous: “women’s issues.” Personally, I find it concerning that the Republican candidate for President consistently needs to have women’s issues translated to him from his wife. What mumbo jumbo are these ladies talking about? Pay equity? Lilly Ledbetter whats-it? Ann, can you come here for a second! Handle this, will you?

Thankfully, Ann was as heartwarming as she was during her RNC speech. Until Joy Behar asked her if access to contraception and abortion was an economic issue. It was there that she pivoted from policy to discussing her husband’s “character.”

Ann, I love you, but you have to give us some policy to work with here because your husband sure isn’t.

The First Lady hopeful described herself as pro-life and “happy to say that.” While I do not share Ms. Romney’s view, I was impressed with her recognition that there are people of “good conscious” on both sides of the abortion issue. Not, you know, just baby killers. Ann also elaborated on her husband’s change of heart on abortion from originally being pro-choice to going pro-life when confronted with stem cell research as a governor:

“He could not have, on his conscience, creating human life for experimentation…”

From there, Ann says that her husband took to an op-ed to express his views, “coming out” as pro-life if you will.

But despite the mother of five being recruited to lock up the lady vote, she refused to answer the question that she in fact prompted. As those on the other side of aisle have a tendency to do, Ann Romney attempted to present women’s economic concerns as more important than contraception and abortion access:

“Four years ago there were a lot of other issues on the table. What I hear from women now is ‘help, please help’…If you really want to make a choice and those choices are about reproductive rights, that’s your choice.”

The economy is a very important issue — the biggest. But women’s job losses and financial woes are not mutually exclusive from birth control and abortion. For many, many women, the maintenance of their uterus is an economic issue. Whether it’s shelling out a couple hundred of dollars every month for birth control, getting their pap smears at their local Planned Parenthood, or simply being able to keep their fertility in check, all of these standard scenarios are money out of an American woman’s pocket — and that of American families.

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13 Comments

  1. Anne Cordelia

    October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I feel that the reason she’s not sharing is becuase she knows that his opinions are antiquated and counterto what the majority of women feel would be right for them. I think that he’s shown that he’ll do whatever the conservative lions of his party tell him to do, including appointing supreme court judges who would be likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, not supporting equal pay for equal work, and restricing access to contraception. He tries to dance around these things, but in my opinion, his out-of-touch views are everything that is wrong with Washington when it comes to women’s rights, and I certainly am not okay with that and will not be voting for him come November.

  2. Anonymous

    October 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    “binder full of women” is FAR LESS creepy than the “voting with lady parts” on the Obama website!!

    • caricake

      October 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Um… where exactly does it say that on the Obama website?

    • Jean" Wildcat/Trojan

      October 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      You have got to be kidding me!!! Spoken like a real hater!!

  3. Andrea

    October 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I think she is just as big a tool as her husband is. Neither one of them have an earthly idea what it is really like to be poor and struggling, actually not even middle class and struggling. They are both privileged dolts.

  4. Lastango

    October 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    That’s funny coming from you… you keep asking us to judge Obama on lady issues, not, you know, the economy. The message around here is: vote your entitlement cash and your vagina.

    • s;dkgjh

      October 20, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Why do you consistently comment extremely annoying things? Please just go away. This is not the right site for you.

    • velochic13

      October 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Oh.. so you can only comment on this site if you are liberal on issues or agree whole heartedly with what the author is spewing out? Good to know. I’m voting for Romney because I care about jobs and the economy. Equal pay is great..but Obama isn’t responsible for that. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is. Do yourselves a favor and research things. Including why women in the White House earn less than the men there. So please.. spare me with the “Obama is for the ladies” crap. Unless of course you only care about birth control coverage and abortions (and I’m guessing 99% of you would never have one).

    • Andrea

      October 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

      YES!!! That’s IT!! I’m voting for Obama because I do not care if millions are out of work as long as I get to have my free abortion. Glad you figured me out. Thank you.

  5. mm

    October 20, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I don’t understand how anyone could be married to him. It’s hard enough for me to understand how a woman can vote for him…but defend him and stand by him? I can’t wrap my mind around it. At all. I think she’s an idiot. That’s my conclusion, I can’t think of any other reason.

  6. Jean

    October 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    It’s real easy to understand why some women will actally vote Republican. They would rather vote for a candidate who doesn’t care about women and doesn’t care for the poor, than to vote for a man because he of another race.. Wow!!

  7. Katia

    October 22, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I think normalizing abortion is the wrong direction for a society…and I’m voting for Obama because the stuff he does and says makes sense to me. For the economy and foreign policy at least. I don’t get the feeling Romney has any specific plans if he wins. Also he probably doesn’t feel passionately about any issue at all besides winning the election , hence Ann’s indirect answer.

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