Ann Romney Gives 'Shout-Out to All Moms'
She joins Mitt on stage at NRA meeting
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2012 4:28 PM CDT
Ann and Mitt Romney at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis Friday.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney addressed the NRA today to call President Obama soft on gun rights and personal liberties in general, but he couldn't resist bringing his "hero"—wife Ann—on stage, too. Both addressed the recent flap over her decision to be a stay-at-home mom, and Politico provides quotes.

  • Mitt: “I happen to believe that all moms are working moms, and if you have five sons your work is never over."
  • Ann: “Let me give a shout-out to all moms that are working and by the way to all dads that are working. We love all of you. You know, I often think that you’re only as a parent as happy as your saddest child. And you never stop being a parent. Our boys are grown now, and they have children, but it is such an opportunity for me to think about the heritage that we’re leaving those children.” Women, she added, are not a special interest group. “There’s only one part of that phrase that’s correct: women are special."

  • Main speech: The Hill notes that Mitt focused more on the economy than guns, though he did say, "I will protect the Second Amendment rights of the American people. The right to bear arms is so plainly stated, so unambiguous, that liberals have a hard time challenging it directly." Read the full transcript here.

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chutzpah217
Apr 14, 2012 5:13 PM CDT
Enough already . . .
InferiorToYou
Apr 14, 2012 7:16 AM CDT
Sorry Ann, the NRA isn't impressed with any shouting unless you fire off a couple of guns into the air
whyme
Apr 14, 2012 2:16 AM CDT
I for one am SOOOO very tired of hearing about THIS foolishness!! ANN ROMNEY, YO ASS AIN'T NEVER WORKED A DAY OF YOUR LIFE!! TO ALL YOU "STAY AT HOME MOMS" Y'ALL ASSES ARE AT HOME DOING SELF SERVICE FOR YO DAMN KIDS!!! ANN ROMNEY DIDN'T EVEN DO THAT, SHE HAD NANNIES AND HOUSEKEEPERS!!!! PROBABLY EVEN A WET NURSE, TO ENSURE SHE DIDN'T EVER HAVE TO FEED A CHILD!!! SHE TROTTING THAT NUMBER OF 5, YEAH THA'S QUIT ALOT BY TODAY'S TERMS, BUT FEW BY MORMON TERMS, SO IF SHE DID DO FOR THEM AS SHE CLAIMS, THEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BREEZE. AREN'T THEY COMMUNITAL ANY DOGGONE WAY!!! THE QUESTION NEEDING TO BE ASKED IS JUST HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES MITT HAVE, WE KNOW THE CHANGE HTE NAMES OF THE FATHERS ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR TAX PURPOSES AND TO THROW THE GOVT. OFF SO IT WON'T BE KNOW ABOUT THOSE BABYGIRLS HAVING BABIES BY OLD ASS MEN!! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CHECK INTO T H A T !!!! Maybe in May y'all can bring this act back for one day< Mother's day, but until then shut it up we got important things to keep up with cause normally when republicans pull a divertion their asses trying to hide something!!! STAY FOCUS PEOPLE, STAY FOCUS!!!