Ann Romney refuses to "go off message" and is "not going to talk about the specific issues" such as marriage equality, health care or a woman's access to contraception.
Those are "not ... real issues," Mrs. Romney tells KWQC/Davenport, Iowa's anchor David Nelson. "I'm here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is."
From the transcript:
NELSON: "Here in Iowa, as you know, same-sex marriage is legal. Do you believe a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner?
ANN ROMNEY: 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 jobs. ...
NELSON: Do you believe that employer-provided health insurance should be required to cover birth control?"
ANN ROMNEY: Again, you're asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs."
Translation: Ann Romney has "given you people all you need."
And if memory serves, the missus already addressed "marriage" when she told the Republican National Convention that she has a "real" marriage.
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