Ann Romney diplomatically avoided being goaded by CBS News anchors this morning into criticizing Clint Eastwood for his cringeworthy improv last night at the Republican National Convention.
Mrs. Romney, who admitted that she “didn’t know it was coming,” said that she appreciated Clint Eastwood’s support and added that “he’s a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night.”
She did note that she wished the audience watching on the conventional television networks had been able to see more of the personal testimonials about her husband, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, along with the biographical video. She also said that “again, I can tell you we’re grateful for everyone’s support and especially grateful for what a great night it was last night.”
Regardless of your feelings about the nominee himself, during her heartfelt speech on Tuesday night, America saw the warmth and compassion of Mitt Romney’s wife.
Dick Morris, the controversial political consultant who guided Bill Clinton to the White House in two elections, writes in a column posted at The Hill website that Ann Romney’s speech earlier in the convention was a “game changer.”
…But Ann Romney managed to thread the needle and come over as honest, sincere, caring, unsentimental and in love. Her testament to Mitt’s character, steadfastness, fortitude, compassion, empathy and determination did not ring in the least hollow or appear at all self-serving…
Who could fail to be moved by Ann’s comment that the “storybook” of her seemingly ideal marriage did not include chapters on MS or cancer? And we even find confidence in her blunt assertion that “this man will not fail.”
Because of her speech, he probably won’t.
Watch Ann Romney, the potential First Lady of the United States, respond to questions about Clint Eastwood’s speech on CBS This Morning: