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Ann Romney: Worried for Mitt’s ‘Mental Well-being’

Ann Romney’s attempt to praise her husband ends in a blooper as she expresses concern for his emotional health.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 9/29/2012, 8:39 PM

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Ann Romney, wife of United States presidential candidate Mitt Romney, intended to praise her husband in a recent interview with Nevada's KTVN television station. Instead, her statements are now being used by critics to portray Romney as unstable.

When asked what her biggest concern is if her husband should succeed, Ann Romney said, “You know, I think my biggest concern, obviously, would just be for his mental well-being.”

“I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy, in his understanding of what's missing right now in the economy - you know, pieces that are missing to get this jumpstarted," she continued.

"So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it."

Critics quickly took to YouTube, Twitter, and comments pages to suggest that Ann Romney’s comments showed her husband may be too fragile to serve as president.

Romney has so fae been trailing in election polls. His campaign recently suffered a setback with the release of a secretly recorded video in which he was heard telling donors that 47% of Americans “are dependent on government” and “believe they are victims.”