Ann Romney's 'Good Morning America' Hosting Gig Was Completely Uncalled For (VIDEO)

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ann romney on GMASarah Palin may be completely irrelevant (and grasping at straws to garner renewed attention) these days, but it seems we're still suffering from some of the aftermath of the mishigas she subjected us to during her prime time in the national spotlight. Case in point: Ann Romney was on Good Morning America this morning. Not as a guest, but as a fill-in HOST for Robin Roberts (who is on medical leave after undergoing a bone-marrow transplant). Whhhhyyyyy???

And yes, I blaming Sarah, because she was the last political figure involved in a national election to host a morning talk show -- it was TODAY back in April -- in a stunt that made absolutely no sense. Today's Ann Romney appearance made even littler sense. Truly, watching Ann in Roberts' seat should feel like nails on a chalkboard to viewers and voters. Neither the wife of a presidential candidate nor a presidential candidate themselves should be hosting a morning show.

I have no problem with candidates and/or their SOs going on GMA, E!, The View, etc. as guests. Voters watch these shows and might be able to get some helpful info out of a Q&A with President Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, or Ann Romney.

But for ABC to hand over the hosting post to someone who is a politically polarizing figure (like Sarah Palin) or, worse yet, a politically polarizing figure actively campaigning in a national election -- like Ann Romney or Michelle Obama -- seems completely irresponsible. Not to mention like a major stunt, a desperate plea to stay in the ratings lead against TODAY.

Like CNN media critic Howard Kurtz put it, the GMA hosting gig should be reserved for journalists -- and the occasional entertainer/host of a similar show, like Stephen Colbert or Oprah Winfrey, who GMA has tapped to co-host. GMA is supposed to be entertainment with a wide, mass appeal, and giving someone like Ann -- who is clearly pushing for her her husband to be elected come November 6 -- a platform is ridiculous. No, she didn't actively campaign during the show, but she didn't need to. Her presence was an appeal to voters in itself. One that had no business goin' down on a nonpartisan talk show.

Here's a clip from this morning's show ...

 

How do you feel about Ann Romney's GMA hosting gig?

 

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bills... billsfan1104

Fricking hypocrites. Michelle has been on the The View a couple of time as a guest host. What a hateful article.

wamom223 wamom223

If you had a problem you shouldn't of watched it and that would have showed in their ratings.  I don't watch Biggest Loser anymore because I'm sick of looking a Michelle Obama's face.  They went political and they lost me as a viewer.  I just don't think it was inappropriate for her to be on GMA but I didn't watch it, mostly because I never watch those shows.  Like I said if the majority of their viewers had a problem with it they wouldn't of watched or written in to complain.  Really I don't see the difference in going on shows or hosting a show.  You just don't like the Romney's and want them to go away, and I get it, I feel the same way about the Obama's.

bills... billsfan1104

And I am laughing if you think Good Morning America is non-biased.

nonmember avatar Christy

There are actually FCC rules about the media and airtime for political candidates. Candidates on both sides of the aisle are supposed to given either equal time or the opportunity for equal time on network television, so the media does not appear to be biased or push a particular candidate. It's why the Republic National Convention and the Democratic National Convention each received one hour of air time. This just seems like a circumventing of the rules by using the candidate's wife in this manner. At this time in the election, I would equally apply the rule to both the Obamas and the Romneys as well as the Ryans and Bidens.

Ashle... AshleyB1984

Why "shouldn't" she? Should she sit home like a good little obedient wife? It's not like what those morning show hosts do is rocket science. More power to her if she can attract an audience. That's all its about. ABC just wants viewers. Way to hate on a woman who is out there doing something for herself. Did you ever think she felt a sense of joy or pride? And maybe it felt nice for her to have a positive moment in the spotlight given all the attention on her husband recently?

Flori... Floridamom96

Ahahahahahahahahahaha! Ahahahahahahaha! sidesplittinglaughter

Rosem... RosemaryFrancis

I don't know why this is news at all or a reason to be upset about in the first place?  I really don't care who it is hosting the show, as long as they're not campaigning about their 'causes' or 'beliefs', then why should it matter or be a problem?  Next issue please....

Flori... Floridamom96

Christy, was Ann Romney campaigning while on the show? 

poppy... poppymuffin

Wow Maressa you are such a HATER.  In the little clip you provided, they said that they were inviting Michelle Obama on too- will that be "completely uncalled for" too? I'll be waitng for that post LOL.


And "blaming" Sarah Palin for this- that is really pathetic. Get used to seeing Ann Romney :) and have a beautiful day!

Pinkmani Pinkmani

I see where she's coming from. It's one thing to be a guest and it's another thing to be a host...

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