Ann Romney Will Decide What this Election is About, Not Women Voters

Via ABC News, this morning, Ann Romney gave an satellite interview to KWQC new anchor David Nelson from Davenport, Iowa. Mrs. Romney said that her message to women voters is “I hear your voices.”

Maybe so, there are issues women voters say they are interested in that Mrs. Romney won’t address. She doesn’t want to talk about same-sex marriage or birth control, for example. David Wilson asked her about those issues and she refused to answer because those questions are “distractions” and “not about what this campaign is going to be about.”

Here are some excerpts from the interview. You can watch it here.

KWQC TV6: “Here in Iowa, as you know, same-sex marriage is legal. Do you believe a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner?”

Ann Romney: “You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues. I’m here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it’s going to be about the economy and jobs.”

Since when do candidates or the wives of candidates get to determine what an election is about? Wilson tried again:

KWQC TV6: “Do you believe that employer-provided health insurance should be required to cover birth control?”

Ann Romney: “Again, you’re asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”

KWQC TV6: “Well, a Pew research poll shows those issues are very important to women, ranking them either “important” or “very important.”

Ann Romney: “You know, but I personally believe, and this is what I’m hearing from women all across the country that they are going to look for the guy that’s going to pull them out of the weeds and get them job security and a brighter future for their children. That’s the message.

Listen, I’ve been across this country, I’ve been for a year-and-a-half on the campaign trail. I’ve spoken with thousands of women and they are telling me, they’re telling me a couple of things, one they say they’re praying for me which is really wonderful, and then they’re saying, ‘please help, please help. We are so worried about our jobs.’

So really if you want to try to pull me off of the other messages it’s not going to work because I know because I’ve been out there.”

Wilson did make one more attempt to get Mrs. Romney to address whether her stated wish for “women to have a secure and stable future” applied to lesbian mothers. But Mrs. Romney didn’t want to talk about it, because she knows what “this election is going to be about” and women voters don’t.

When Ann Romney addressed RNC delegates last week, she yelled out “I love you women!” I guess for Mrs. Romney love gives her permission to condescend to the objects of her love and decide what political issues they should care about.


17 Comments on “Ann Romney Will Decide What this Election is About, Not Women Voters”

  1. Delphyne says:

    Ah, she speaks for “those people, those women” as they can’t possibly know what they really want in this election. I can just hear Butterfly McQueen paraphrasing “I don’t know nuthin’ about no election, Miss Ann!”

    • bostonboomer says:

      She’s a lot like her husband: arrogant and entitled. The more voters see of them, the more they are going to dislike them.

      • ANonOMouse says:

        She’s also an enabler of the patriarcy. She needs to go ride her pony and get off the stage if she doesn’t want to answer questions

      • northwestrain says:

        She wants her god-husband to pull her into Heaven. Anything or anyone else is “you people go rot”.

        Ann is a perfect example of a cult brainwashed robot. Scary as hell.

      • northwestrain says:

        Great photo selection BB. Evidently the photographers are seeing the contempt of “you people” in Ann Romney as well.

        Her mind is saying — “I’ve got millions in bank accounts all over the world — you people have nothing.”

      • NW Luna says:

        “pull them out of the weeds”

        Yeeeezus. Guess we’s all poor white (or yellow or brown or black) trash to Ma’am Ann. I’m goin’ back to my weedy home.

  2. northwestrain says:

    oops — she needs to get her hair done. Her dishblond brown roots are showing.

    Now that is what she is really concerned about.

    The Mormon women only repeat what they are told by the god-men.

  3. northwestrain says:

    Charles Pierce — Voting Rights — John Lewis and Elizabeth Warren.

    One easy way the GOP has found to stop women from voting is to demand the marriage licence of women of all ages before they can get that photo ID.

    And then back to the good ole BAD days when John Lewis was beaten — he put his life on the line for voting rights.

    It is beyond belief that in 2012 we are still fighting over voting rights. While we should be getting everyone to vote — the GOPigs are doing whatever they can to keep people from voting.

    Anyway Charlie has a way with worth — goddess bless his soul.

    • northwestrain says:

      Years ago when I got married — changing your last name to HIS last name almost seemed like a legal requirement. But being the skeptic that I am I checked the laws — and then I checked what FEMINISTS advised. One article I read written around the time when women fought for and won the right to vote — said DO NOT CHANGE YOUR LAST NAME. The reason for not changing your last name she said was that was one way that men will use to take back our hard won right to vote. So I took the advise of that early feminist who could see the future.

      When I was registering voters in Washington in the 80s — women’s last name and proving who they were was already evident.

      Women are the enemy to the GOPigs — so it is not surprising that they will use every trick in the book to manipulate the vote.

      This election is the last hurrah for the angry white guys. (and the women who enable these creeps).

      • NW Luna says:

        I did not give up my birth name when I married. Never understood why females were supposed to lose things (names of their previous identities) when they got married.

  4. dakinikat says:

    Mitt Romney Tries To Bribe College Students To Attend His Iowa Rally

    Mitt Romney is so desperate to make it appear that young voters support him that he is literally doing stadium style giveaways in order to get people to attend.

    Judging by who the campaign picked to be in the crowd shot behind Romney, their giveaway didn’t work.

  5. peregrine says:

    Excuse the week old link, but I’m still shocked by what Ann, Mitt, and other Republicans say; here, Lindsey Graham pines for more angry white guys to keep the GOP alive into eternity:

    (Please disregard if the link has already been given.)

    • peregrine says:

      Due to your party’s insistance on lax gun laws, Senator Graham, some of those angry white guys you so desperately need are out there shooting people and sometimes themselves. Now there’s a new GOP coalition: angry white guys, with or without guns.

  6. RalphB says:

    Maybe this should be in a Priorities USA SuperPAC ad. He’s sure a thin skinned plutocrat, isn’t he?

    Romney On Omitting U.S. Troops From RNC Speech: ‘You Talk About Things You Think Are Important’

    BAIER: To hear several speakers in Charlotte … they were essentially saying that you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech. … Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech.

    ROMNEY: I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out. When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important and I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. And I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.

    • Delphyne says:

      I’ve always hated the word “troops.” When I was very young, I had to check the dictionary to see how many people were in a troop. If the words “man” or “woman” military person was used, maybe they wouldn’t be considered fodder or collateral damage for the powers/money/chicken hawks who want eternal war.

  7. David says:

    Someone should ask Ann if she supports the equal pay for women, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009!

    • bostonboomer says:

      That would be a good idea, but Ann wouldn’t feel the need to answer that question, because she can’t make the connection to the economy. Birth control is an economic issue to women too. A huge economic issue.