8/29 – Ann Romney’s loving speech on “Love”
It was a speech you wouldn’t hear from #15 FCIL Hillary Clinton, that’s for sure. Last night at the Republican National Convention #11 FCAL Ann Romney took to the podium and stole the show, focusing on a word and topic all-too-unsurprising to BT enthusiasts … Love.
“I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country. I want to talk to you about that love so deep only a mother can fathom it — the love we have for our children and our children’s children. And I want us to think tonight about the love we all share for those Americans, our brothers and sisters, who are going through difficult times, whose days are never easy, nights are always long, and whose work never seems done.”
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos (#13 FCIR) dubbed her speech “a love letter to America’s Moms,” while Britt Hume (#15 FCIL) of Fox News termed it “the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife.” CBS’s Bob Schieffer (#13 FCIR) simply said on-air what most were thinking: “Wow. That was one heck of a speech.”
Yes, the cancer survivor, ongoing MS battler, and mother of five boys did well, and even both sides of the political spectrum agree. The female vote is critical to #13 FCIR Barack Obama’s reelection bid, and Ann clearly made it her mission to speak to the American woman directly. “You know what those late-night phone calls with an elderly parent are like and the long weekend drives just to see how they’re doing. You know what it’s like to sit in that graduation ceremony and wonder how it was that so many long days turned into years that went by so quickly.”
Ann was asked in 1994 if she has many arguments with Mitt: “You know, I hate to answer this, but no. Isn’t that awful? It’s like we must not have a relationship if we don’t argue, but we never have, never a serious argument, and we’ve known each other since I was 15 years old. We did have one argument, but it was before marriage, when I thought he was being too possessive, when I wasn’t really understanding that he was just so in love with me and so committed. I was 17, and we had a real argument. But that was the last one. Isn’t that strange? It’s like people might think there’s something wrong with our relationship … Mitt has never once raised his voice to me.”
Not only have the above remarkable comments been validated by many independent sources, but Jonathan Niednagel (BTI Director and improving after nearly 2 years of debilitating illness) says that, of all the people he’s met over the years who’ve been truly close to Mitt Romney, they have unanimously said Mitt has not only demonstrated the greatest honesty/integrity of any person they’re ever been around, but that he is amazingly sacrificial, constantly serving others behind the scenes—out of the public eye. One such person Jon spoke to is a highly influential and liberal democrat who’s been close to Romney for many, many years. Yet this democrat dare not go public and express his views for fear of severe reprimand—not only those individuals who are uncivil and unfair within his own political party, but also from the national media which, largely, is desperately trying to reelect Barack Obama. So when Ann Romney speaks of love, and even an incredibly loving husband, she genuinely has seen this demonstrated for 43 years of marriage.
From all of the above comments and for those of us who’ve been married, can our spouses say the same about us? Regardless of our political or spiritual beliefs, Ann and Mitt Romney are truly unique people to our earth, especially America in this day and age. For those who want to know a little more about the Romney’s background, marriage, love relationship, etc., this is the first web link/source we discovered today: http://marriage.about.com/od/politics/p/mittromney.htm
Clips from Ann’e speech can be seen below.
Written by: Staff
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