Congratulations, Ann Romney. You've just offered proof, yet again, of just how devoid of empathy or intelligence you might once have had. How? You went on the radio and whined like an overgrown baby about just how mean people are. This, coming from the same person who called potential voters, "you people."
"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring."
She equated her husband's critics to nothing more than a "chattering class" that you just have to walk past and ignore because they have nothing of value to offer. The "chattering class" she's referring to includes Reagan's former speech writer Peggy Noonan and William Kristol, a former White House staffer and neoconservative commentator. Noonan called the campaign a 'rolling calamity,' while Kristol called Romney's dismissal of 47 percent of the population 'arrogant and stupid.' So, yeah, nothing of value to be gained from either one of these experts who have been in the proverbial ring. Nothing at all.
Mrs. Romney went on to say that the "rope line" is now the "advice line" because it seems as though everyone is lining up to give her husband advice. She continued by admitting that she doesn't give her husband advice. She merely wants to be a calm and peaceful presence wherein she trusts him to make the right decisions. Giving him any more advice, she said, would be just too overwhelming for him.
What it means when you read between the lines: 'I'm a good little wife who doesn't state my opinion to my husband because to do so would undermine his masculinity and jeopardize his status as the head of the household. So, I just shut my mouth and do what he tells me to do, including looking pretty in public and telling people how hard we have it.'
Basically, Ann Romney has just admitted that her husband, Mitt, doesn't like to take advice and doesn't play well with others. She admitted they ignore people who have constructive opinions in favor of doing things his way, regardless of the consequences.
She has also proven that her husband only uses her when he needs a little sympathy. Her voice is high and sweet, her hair is a pretty golden blond, with a classic privileged girl-next-door face. Yes, she is conventionally pretty. She's got the 1950s housewife persona down pat, which is something that definitely appeals to the hard core Republican and Tea Party base.
But where's the substance? Where's the reality? Governor Romney has already blown off 47 percent of Americans. He appeared in his farcical MexiFace makeup on Wednesday's "Meet the Candidate" on the Latino channel, Univision in Miami. He's now throwing out the word "redistribution" as a way to demonize calls for taxing the wealthy. He has absolutely no clue about what it means to struggle, to fear being homeless, or even to lose his home. The worst he and Ann have ever had it was the time they had to sell some stock to pay the rent. Oh, my.
So, dear Ann. Perhaps it's time you grew up and started giving your husband a little advice. After all, marriage is an equal partnership, not study in male dominance.