Entries tagged with “Ann Romney” from Polichicks

abc_ann_mr_120718_wg-300x168.jpgAnn Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will test her TV hosting chops next week, when she fills in for Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. The ever popular Roberts is on medical leave, after having a bone marrow transplant earlier this month.  Mrs. Romney's GMA hosting gig will pair her with GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos, who is also known for hosting political talk show This Week and serving as Chief of Staff to President Clinton in an earlier life.

As women make up the majority of GMA viewers, the Romney campaign likely hopes that Mrs. Romney will help attract GMA's female viewership to Mitt Romney.  Mitt is no chick magnet, as current polls show that he trails President Obama with women by a wide margin. Mitt's got going to have to chase a lot of skirts to match President Obama's popularity with women. Perhaps Mrs. Romney, who has higher favorable than her husband, will help him catch some.

We look forward to watching Mrs. Romney on GMA, and more eagerly, we look forward to seeing what she will be wearing.  Her hair, makeup and dress (Oscar de la Renta, girl!)  at the RNC convention were flawless. (Think we're shallow?  Then go read The Atlantic or something.)

Being bipartisan and all, GMA has also extended a hosting invitation to First Lady Michelle Obama.  We wait with baited breath to see if the First Lady will accept, and we'll update you as soon as we know whether she too will join us in our living rooms for coffee and burnt blueberry pop pop tarts. 

Toodles.


We've gotten a whole lot of requests from polichicks to post the video of the first lady wannabes' panel discussion at the 2007 Women's Conference..  Five fabulously smart and beautiful wives of presidential candidates participated.  Okay, only four seemed smart, but we're not saying who we think was lacking. 


Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Jeri Thompson, Elizabeth Edwards and Cindy McCain talked about life on the campaign trail, balancing their campaign and family obligations, raising kids, supporting their husbands, and who supports them while they support their men.  California First Lady Maria Shriver moderated. 

 

womens_conference_barb.jpg(L-R) Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Jeri Thompson, Elizabeth Edwards, Cindy McCain and Maria Shriver talk at the 2007 Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA.

California's First Lady Maria Shriver moderated a panel of potential presidential first ladies on Tuesday at the 2007 Women's Conference in Long Beach, CA.  Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Edwards, Jeri Thompson, Ann Romney and Cindy McCain participated.  They discussed their roles in developing policy and campaign strategy (basically, they went Stepford on us and denied they had any), as well as how they balance campaigning with managing a family. Judith Giuliani declined to participate, and potential First Laddie Bill Clinton was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

See also:

First Ladies Unite: Quotes ffrom A Candid Conversation [GlamScene]

Maria Shriver moderates panel of five wives of presidential candidates [USA Today

'08 Wives talk candidly about their roles [CNN]

Wives of Candidates Compare Notes from Trail [The New York Times]

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