Ouch: Ann Romney Says America Needs a ‘Grown-up’ Who Understands the Economy

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Apparently this is another big secretly-recorded scoop from Mother Jones. Funny how they keep getting their hands on this stuff, isn’t it?

Ann Romney earlier this year at a private fundraiser described Mitt Romney as the “grown-up” the country needs to repair the economy and prevent an economic collapse in the style of Greece.

“You know — the ship’s going over the waterfall; it’s almost there,” the former Massachusetts first lady said in March at a private fundraiser in Orange County, Calif., according to audio obtained by Mother Jones and publishedMonday. “And we look what’s happening in Greece, and we look what’s happening around the world, we look what’s happening internationally. This is a frightening world, and we need a grown-up, and we need someone that understands the economy. So I’m glad Mitt is grown-up to you all.”

According to Mother Jones, Ann Romney was explaining why, although after 2008 she told her husband she never wanted him to run for president again, she insisted he jump into the race again last year.

It’s not the first time Ann Romney has used the phrase “grown-up” as a descriptor to provide a negative view of the president.

“I’m hearing from so many women that may not have considered voting for a Republican before, that said it’s time for the grown-up to come, the man that’s going to take this very seriously,” she told CNN in August, the day after her husband accepted the GOP nomination.

Is there anything she said that isn’t true?


5 Responses to “Ouch: Ann Romney Says America Needs a ‘Grown-up’ Who Understands the Economy”

  1. Blue Hen on 29/29/12 at 2:53 pm

    How dare she! The dear leader is soooo grown up, he handles the tough issues. Like Big Bird…..Wait.

  2. bitterclinger on 29/29/12 at 3:41 pm

    Ya know, it seems that we’re at the point where these “hidden mic things” are already sounding commonsensical to the left and they’re backfiring.

    Go, Ann, go!

  3. john1v6 on 29/29/12 at 8:48 pm

    Obviously, if Mitt’s a “grown-up”, then by implication Obama’s a “boy”, which is about as RAAAAACIST!!! as it gets.

  4. Decaf on 30/30/12 at 10:06 am

    Yes, Obama is a kid who thought that being a president is all about parties, photo shoots and golf. After all, didn’t he flee to Vegas when things got too hot in the Situation Room?