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Could You Live With Ann Romney As First Lady?


I know Mitt’s a total joke, but how about the wife?

Would she make the experience of a Republican White House any easier to swallow?

Well, here are some wiki-facts about her–some inspiring, some not–to help you decide:

The Mormon missionary rules allowed her only two brief visits with Mitt and very rare telephone calls.

In the ’90s, she was considered too deferential and invisible, basically a Stepford wife, politically speaking.

Her statement that she and her husband had never had a serious argument during their married years came in for ridicule.

And her portrayal of the couple’s student years as financially impoverished while they lived off sales of George Romney’s stocks and loans made her seem privileged and naïve.

As First Lady of Massachusetts, she served as the governor’s liaison for federal faith-based initiatives.

Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.

In 2008, she was also diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive type of breast cancer. She underwent a lumpectomy.

She advocated a celibacy-based approach to to the prevention of teen pregnancy.

Accused of not being relevant to economic debates seeing as she was a stay-at-home mom, Ann replied, “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”

So do we want this woman to now take on the even harder work of being First Lady?

No way! I can’t abide bleached blonde hair in the White House!

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