Ann Romney defended her husband’s sense of humor today during a radio interview, explaining that if people think the candidate seems too stiff at times as the host suggested, she thinks “we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”
Ann Romney’s remarks came during an interview with Baltimore radio station WBAL, during which the host asked her, “And one of the things, Ann Romney, that folks talk about with your husband, Mitt Romney, and I’ve seen him in casual conversation-He comes off very smooth and okay. But sometimes he comes off stiff. Do you have to fight back some criticism, like ‘My husband isn’t stiff, OK?
The strange political underbelly where Republican mommies humanize their husbands with awkward, easily-double-entendred comments while Democratic wives are caricatured as politically problematic angry bitches (it’s not just Michelle Obama — remember Theresa Heinz Kerry, Tipper Gore, and Hillary).
But it’s all working great for Republicans with women voters, so who I am to laugh at it.