BLOG: Martha MacCallum Previews Her Exclusive Interview With Ann Romney on America's Newsroom -- Friday, 9a ET
Friday on America's Newsroom, Martha MacCallum sits down with Ann Romney in an exclusive interview. Tune in at 9a ET, when she opens up about the trying schedule of a presidential campaign, her husband, and her battle with multiple sclerosis.
By Martha MacCallum, Co-Host of America’s Newsroom
Ann Romney is looking forward to a big Mother’s Day celebration with her family on Sunday. A brief respite, before heading back out on the campaign trail for what’s expected to be a pretty ugly six month slog.
Romney says she wanted Mitt to give it another shot after his ’08 nomination loss and she believes he can “fix” what’s wrong in America.
Ann and Mitt are clearly a team. Mrs. Romney is known as the “Mitt-stabilizer."
The one person, who can talk to the candidate and remind him what it’s all about. Get him to relax and re-focus, like nobody else.
I talked with Mrs. Romney this week at her son Tagg’s home in Massachusetts. Tagg and his wife just brought home twin baby boys five days ago. I joked to her that if my mother-in-law told me she was bringing over a camera crew when I had brand-new twins, I’m not sure if I would’ve been too happy about that!
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Mrs. Romney laughed in agreement, but said, “We’re all in this together!”
We talked about motherhood, her husband, and the struggles with breast cancer and MS that she says “softened her heart” to the pain and troubles that so many women bear. She wants people to see her husband the way she and her family do. She knows that he is fighting criticism for being aloof and a bit rigid on the campaign trail, but that is not at all the way she sees him.
She hopes that her family’s Mormon religion will not become an issue in the campaign, and believes that religious freedom is bedrock in America.
Does Ann Romney think she’ll celebrate next Mother’s Day at the White House? Tune in tomorrow for the full interview on America’s Newsroom at 9a ET. Check out a sneak peek video from the interview.