PoliticusUSA reports that the Romney campaign unleashed their “secret weapon,” The Anntoinette, on a local Denver Fox affiliate last night to defend her beleaguered husband against his words that came right out of his own mouth:
“I know he cares and that’s why he’s running. It’s unfortunate when things get taken out of context.” — Ann Romney, last night to Fox 31 Denver
What? Mother Jones so kindly supplied the full video and there were no edits, no Breitbarting.
The Fox reporter clarified, “So, he wasn’t expressing any disdain for poor people, or people who are on entitlement programs?”
Ann Romney replied, “Absolutely not, absolutely not. Totally not so.”
Well, okay then! This should be a good thing, right? Hey, America, Mitt Romney does not disdain poor people or people on entitlements!
Watch video here…
Here’s the funny thing about the video: the Romney campaign took it down (after about 165 views) almost as soon as they’d put it up, according to Buzzfeed:
The saddest rapid response… The Romney campaign just uploaded a video with the title “Ann Romney to FOX31: Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor.” UPDATE: Apparently the campaign has removed the video from its official account. UPDATE 2: Original video from Fox affiliate added.
I guess the campaign is worried we’ll get tired of Ann? (Tip to Romney campaign: too late!)