Ann Romney loves estrogen, won't talk birth control on 'The View'
By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
Starting out with a declaration of how much she loves estrogen, Ann Romney dodged and weaved her way through her appearance on "The View" Thursday morning all by her lonesome after her husband, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, backed out because of a scheduling conflict.
Our own Joy Behar was surprised at how tall Ann is in person, especially considering how tiny she always looks next to Mitt. And even though Ann ducked most of her questions, Joy said she had no beef with the conservative candidate's wife. "I thought she was friendly. I had no problem with her. Though it's not the same kind of love I have for Michelle Obama," Behar told us.
Clad in one of her signature red dresses, Romney expertly deflected questions ranging from her view on abortion to why not one of her five sons served in the military.
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First, Romney deflected a question about her husband's description of the hosts of the show as "sharp-tongued" with a touch of funny, saying the candidate called the women "sharp and young."
When Whoopi Goldberg asked if the Romneys' Mormon faith precluded Mitt and their sons from serving in the military, Ann compared service to the United States of America with serving a Mormon mission. "He [Mitt Romney] was serving his mission and my five sons also served [on] missions," Ann Romney replied. "We find different ways of serving."
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When asked whether she had changed her stance on abortion, given the way her husband seems to have changed his stance on the issue in the past month, the candidate's wife replied, "The good news is, I'm not running for office and I don't have to say what I feel. But I am pro-life. I'm happy to say that."
But the most blatant nonanswer answer from Ann came when our own Joy Behar asked Romney about women's access to contraception. "I would love if you could get my husband on the couch, Joy," Romney said. (Wasn't he supposed to be on said couch?!) "What I know is I am here to reflect the character of the person I know. Every decision he will make [will be based on] 'Is this is the best thing for America to go forward?' I think I know where his heart is."
The Romneys' son Josh joined his mom on the couch in lieu of the candidate. When asked about whether his brother was serious when he said he would have liked to take a swing at President Obama during the debate, Josh proved to be equally adept at deflection. "It's hard in this process to see your dad get beat up," Josh said. "So you take it pretty personally. I assure you [Tagg] didn't mean it."
Romney added that if her husband loses, they have no plans to try for office again given what her family has gone through this election cycle.
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