Ann Romney Did Moms Proud With Her RNC Speech (VIDEO)

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ann romney rncAnn Romney became the new ‘it girl’ of the GOP last night with her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. As Mitt’s partner in life, this classy lady has a good chance at being our next First Lady, so all eyes were on her to deliver a speech about what it means to be a wife, mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, and most importantly, an American. The girl did not disappoint.

First off, she looked gorgeous in a red dress and perfectly tousled blonde hair. I’m so glad her stylist avoided the helmet hair look, because that doesn’t look good at all outside of Stepford. But the important thing is what she said, not how she looked, so let’s get down to it.

Ann knows that American families are struggling in this economy right now. She knows that the number one issue on our minds is the economy, not steak and arugula, and she gets that moms are the ones feeling it the hardest.

It’s the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right.

It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters. 

The most frequent criticism Ann Romney has received has been that she’s a corporate wife, and out of touch with the average American mom. It’s undeserved and unfair, because something that unites all women is the initiation to the Mommy Club. The pledges include making it through pregnancy or the adoption process, sleepless nights with crying babies, and worrying over our kids. Will they be liked? Will they score a goal? Will they turn out ok?

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Rich or poor, straight out of school or after two decades in a career, when we see a frazzled mom pushing a double stroller while her toddler tries to climb out, we offer a knowing look and a smile. “I understand ... I’m a mom too,” we might offer, and the relief that we understand washes over her. There is no judgment in these moments, because we’ve all had these moments.

Then our first son came along. All at once I’m 22 years old, with a baby and a husband who’s going to business school and law school at the same time, and I can tell you, probably like every other girl who finds herself in a new life far from family and friends, with a new baby and a new husband, that it dawned on me that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.

Ann gets it. We all have to figure out this strange path of motherhood -- the one that we know is going to be hard, but still ends being more difficult than we ever imagined. None of us lives the storybook life. We all face challenges and everyday struggles, and Ann has been no exception.

Welcome to the spotlight, Mrs. Romney. It’s good to see you shine.

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bills... billsfan1104

Very nicely put Jenny. What a breath of fresh air instead of reading and hearing the hateful hateful crap coming from your fellow bloggers. I was proud of her last night.

AHowa... AHoward66

I have to disagree. As a conservative woman and mother I find her to be out of touch with the American woman. She was coming from a good place in her speech but she still didn't seem relateable to me.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

Thank you, Jenny, for stating your opinion calmly and without attacking anyone in a disgusting and vitriolic manner (I'm talking about you Maressa Brown). It is an individual's opinion as to whether they like Ann Romney's speech or not, but you stated yours very well.


She sure did. Everything is about Ann today. YAY!!!

Who would you relate to AHoward? Who would be able to run for president that you, or I, could "really" relate to? 

right... rightside

I liked her speech.  Do I think her struggles were and are a little different from people who are less wealthy?  Of course.  Does that make her out of touch?  Nope.  We have women on the Left who fawn all over Obama because he embraces "women's issues"....and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a vagina....yet he's in touch with all the Julias out there, right?

Anyway - I loved how she focused on motherhood.  She's right on, too - I know a lot of moms, myself included, who weren't all that passionate about politics until Obama got into office.  Now we're fired up, because he will destroy our kids' futures if he's re-elected.  I don't want my kids forking over 90% of their income to cover Obamadebt and the Liberal Welfare Elite.  I don't want them on breadlines because the US has suffered fiscal collapse as a result of Obama's spending.  I don't want to be waiting 9 months for a specialist because Obamacare has driven people out of medicine.

I worry about the future my kids face if Obama isn't kicked to the curb in November.  That man has failed.  I believe Ann is right - her man won't.  Her speech totally resonated.

wamom223 wamom223

You know all of this makes me think of the old P.Diddy song "More money more problems."  There are people out there that will villainize her no matter what because they have money.  No one wants to talk about what it takes to get there but they are ready to take you down just the same.  I said it in another blog but I will say it again, MS and cancer don't care how much money you have.  They know struggles that maybe you can't identify with AHoward also.  I didn't really have feeling either way for Ann Romney but I do know.  She got me when she said they didn't have a story book marriage that they had a real one. 


I'd also like to bring up that yes, they both came from money that their dad's worked and struggled very hard to earn but that doesn't necessarily mean they had money early on. Most trust funds and trusts have an age on them so kids don't waste them. My parents both have money but I don't. They don't/didn't give me money nor did they ever pay my bills or support my family when I got married and moved out.

I LOVED when she said that yes, Mitt is successful. He's worked hard all his life and when she sent her sons out the door she told them to be the best they could be. What do you tell your kids? To be mediocre? Tell them to try just a "little?" That's absurd!

People are so ridiculous sometimes.

AniAngel AniAngel

Classy, smart, and beautiful. Nicely done Ann, if only I liked her husband. Four years ago I loved him, but then the same thing happened to McCain for me. Running to be a republican president seems to require changing every middle of the road opinion you ever had, and like a lot of people I'm in the middle.

DebaLa DebaLa

Do you really think you're seeing the real Ann? Do you really believe that these speechs aren't carefully engineered and tested to cast the widest net to snare the most people, esp the undecided and alienated? All politicians make speeches as do their wives with equal purpose. Stunning that people actually believe anything from a speech. Stunning. But then a podium is often mistaken for a pulpit in these 'conventions.' Also by design.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

DebaLa -- this is a funny and deliciously ironic statement given that many liberals (not saying you in particular) are blinded by Obama's preacher prose and believe every word that comes out of his mouth.

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