DAVENPORT, IOWA — In an interview with KWQC’s David Nelson, Ann Romney said the upcoming election is going to be about the economy and jobs. Citing a Pew Research poll that found that employer-provided health insurance was either “important” or “very important” to women, Nelson asked Romney if she believed it should cover birth control. Romney refused to answer, saying women across the country have told her they are looking for a president that will give them job security and create a brighter future for their children.
Romney also said that the country will be looking at a Greece or Spain situation if the debt crisis isn’t addressed. She said President Obama said he would have a one-term presidency if he didn’t turn the economy around, and that the next generation will be the ones to have to pay off these debts.
She avoided answering questions about women’s marriage rights, saying it was not an economic issue. When asked if she believed a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner, Romney said, “You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues.” Nelson countered that marriage is part of creating a stable future, and that she told a reporter in Cleveland that she wanted women to have a “secure and stable future.” Romney simply said she was there to talk about the economy and job creation and how her husband is the right person for the right time.
“This is going to be an election that is very important for women, and we are going to make sure that their economic prosperity is more certain under a President Romney,” Ann Romney said.
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