March 11, 2012 |
Ann Romney talks openly about her love of horses. Ever since her multiple sclerosis was diagnosed more than a decade ago, the presidential candidate's wife has turned to riding for therapy and relaxation. But her simple pastoral hobby has become more complicated as it has become more competitive, and she is less open about her involvement in dressage, a rarefied, ritualized sport often referred to as "horse ballet. " She has competed in amateur rounds of major dressage tournaments.
August 29, 2012 |
TAMPA Loved the ironing board. Hated the patronizing pander to women. The most affecting part of Ann Romney's convention speech was — no surprise here — the personal testimonial. Her description of "this boy I met at a high school dance," tall and nervous, polite to her folks but "really glad when my parents weren't around. " Early married life in a basement apartment, eating tuna fish and pasta on a fold-down ironing board-turned-dining table. The 22-year-old Ann, "probably like every other girl who finds...
May 3, 2012 |
Ann Romney wore a $990 blouse on a morning TV show Tuesday and the media want to make sure you know about it, because oh no, she didn't. Does the blouse prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Romneys are out of touch with the people? Or does the blouse merely prove that Ann Romney is — like many other wives in politics — a presentable, upper-class woman who purchased it because she liked it and could afford it, and that we should focus instead on matters that truly affect the United States of America?
August 30, 2012
Ann Romney spent Wednesday courting voters at several events including a ‘Women for Mitt' rally and a Latino Coalition luncheon. As Melinda Henneberger wrote : If you liked Ann Romney in prime time on Tuesday, then you would have loved her on Wednesday. At a "Women for Mitt" event, her five daughters-in-law took turns praising her as a "real, modern feminist" who taught them to cook, "shop for heels," and be the kind of wife who according to Laurie Romney, Matt's wife , remembers "not to weigh him down...
October 18, 2012 |
One week after conquering an overtly hostile kitchen on ABC's "Good Morning America," Ann Romney bravely rushed in again where her husband apparently feared to tread, sitting with the sharp-tongued, non-conservative Ladies of ABC's daytime talker, "The View. " What are her views on abortion? the Ladies wanted to know. How does she explain to widows of war dead that neither her husband nor any of her five sons served in the military? And: Why doesn't she watch TV? "The good news is, I'm not running for office...
April 17, 2012
Linda Hirshman's defense of Hilary Rosen [" Hilary Rosen was right ," Outlook, April 15] quickly ran aground on messy logic. Ann Romney is traveling the country as part of her work on her husband's campaign, and she is undoubtedly hearing people, including women, complain about the economy. Her work record (hardworking mother of five) does not put her at any disadvantage in listening to the concerns of women who work inside or outside of the home. This sentence from Ms. Hirshman was particularly...