Ann Romney accompanied Mitt Romney on his trip to Iowa today where he endorsed Steve King, and she participated in an interview with local news channel KWQC but didn’t answer any of the interviewer’s questions.
KWQC TV6: “Here in Iowa, as you know, same-sex marriage is legal. Do you believe a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner?”
Ann Romney: “You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues. I’m here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it’s going to be about the economy and jobs.” [...]
KWQC TV6: “Do you believe that employer-provided health insurance should be required to cover birth control?”
Ann Romney: “Again, you’re asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”
KWQC TV6: “Well, I don’t want to pull you off any message. You just told a reporter who was questioning you in Cleveland that you want women to have a secure and stable future. I asked you about marriage and whether lesbian mothers should be allowed to marry. Isn’t marriage a part of creating a stable future?”
Ann Romney: “You know, again, I’m going to talk to you about the economy and about job creation and about how my 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.”
Quit asking me questions! I’m not here to talk about that! Why are you people bullying me? Let me spew my talking points!
I’m not sure what the point of agreeing to an interview is if you’ve already decided for the interviewer what the questions and answers will be. And every question KWQC attempted to ask was legitimate. You can view the full transcript here.
In contrast, Michelle Obama addressed every one of those questions during prime-time in front of the entire nation.