Ann Romney, the wife of GOP
presidential nominee Mitt Romney, won't discuss social issues such as
birth control and gay marriage.
In an interview with Iowa's KWQC, the
63-year-old Romney labeled such issues “distractions” from the
real issues: the economy and jobs.
When asked whether she believes gay
marriage should be legal, Romney answered: “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
When asked about birth control, she
reiterated her position: “So, really if you want to try to pull
me off of the other messages it's not going to work because I know
because I've been out there.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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Campaigning in Iowa, Mitt Romney called
on voters to re-elect Republican Representative Steve King, a vocal
opponent of gay rights.