Ann Romney: Stop giving us advice

Mitt's wife tells GOPers to stop criticizing the campaign: "Stop it. This is hard"

Published September 21, 2012 4:37PM (EDT)


Ann Romney made a stop in Iowa yesterday, and told Radio Iowa in an interview that the campaign has had enough of Republicans criticizing the campaign, and telling them how to run things.

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “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.”

She continued: “We call the rope line now the advice line … because everyone cares and everyone wants to help and everyone wants to just give their piece — a little piece of advice — so I feel like my best advice is just to bring peace and calm to him and just trust in him and just say, ‘I know you can do it,’ but not to give him any advice because it gets too overwhelming.”

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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