Normally, it’s not a good thing to appear too entitled, when running for president. Normally.
So when Ann Romney, whose husband, Willard “Mitt” Romney, has all but locked up the Republican presidential nomination, sat down for a television interview this week, naturally, humility was the order of the day…
From The Hill:
Mitt Romney might not be measuring the drapes, but he has advice for President Obama: “start packing.”
The presumptive presidential candidate issued the warning to Obama during an interview set to air Monday night on “World News.”
… The sentiment was echoed by Romney’s wife, Ann, who has played an increasingly prominent role in the campaign in recent weeks.
“I believe it’s Mitt’s time. I believe the country needs the kind of leadership he’s going to offer… So I think it’s our turn now,” Ann Romney said.
Ann Romney also sought to downplay a statement Sunday night — overheard by a reporter from NBC News — that a Democratic strategist’s attack was a “birthday gift.” Republicans argue that Hilary Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life” meant that Democrats did not value the effort of stay-at-home mothers, while those in the Obama campaign argued the remarks, while objectionable, were being manufactured into controversy.
“That wasn’t how I meant it,” Ann Romney told Sawyer. “It was a birthday gift to me because I love the fact that we’re talking about this.”
Ann Romney went on to argue that just because she has enjoyed financial security doesn’t mean that she hasn’t faced hardship.
“I will say for me financial security has not been a huge issue. But that does not mean I’m not compassionate. It does not mean that I have not had different challenges. Everyone in life has their challenges, mine have not been financial. I’m grateful for Mitt for that and grateful for the blessings that that’s brought in my life,” she said.
“But I’ve also had very serious challenges in my life. And for me you can’t go through life without being scarred and we’re all scarred…”
To put an even finer point on it, Team Romney is already inviting people to. Pre-inaugural retreat – for a tidy contribution of course.
Also. The dog loved riding on the car roof like luggage. …