I am of the “leave the spouse out of it” school of electioneering, but if the spouse puts him/herself right in the thick of It, what can I do?
I present to you the words of one Ann Romney, speaking in an interview and addressing those in the GOP who have criticized her husband this past week:
Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.
That quote is 74 words long, and has about 112 things wrong with it. I want to start at the very end with the notion that the President runs the country, but then I see “have the opportunity” — he doesn’t have the opportunity, we’ll find out on November 6 if the American people want him to have that opportunity — and then I see that we’re supposed to feel lucky that her husband decided to do this, and then I get to them doing an important thing, and then I get alllll the way to the start where she is scolding people (again) and I just - what is this I can’t even.
Sigh. As my pal BJonthegird put it:
— BJ (@BJonthegrid) September 21, 2012