Ann Romney rates her husband's acceptance speech
Mitt Romney's wife on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 9:17
- Date Aug 31, 2012
Mitt Romney's wife on 'Fox & Friends'
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And Romney brought the house down as she introduced her husband to America Tuesday night but last night.
It was Mitt Romney's turn to deliver a rousing speech letting the country know what type of family man he is.
Those -- the easiest of days.
Many long hours and weekends working.
Five young sons who seem to have this need to re enact a different world war every night.
But if you ask and I.
Quote we don't you have to break -- just one more fight between the boys.
-- wake up in the morning.
And discover a pile of kids asleep in our room.
Tell every mom and dad knows the answer that.
And joining us now the -- of the presidential nominee.
And Romney good morning to you and good morning I'm -- I just listen to that again I get emotional so.
I know and you know and -- -- gonna tell you that that so many millions of parents who are out there last night probably watching the same thing all got.
Choked up I know that I -- I'm -- -- -- and did as well we'd all like to have those moments back when our kids are little right.
Right and I have to tell you after it was big speeches over all of the children like my sons my daughter in my my grandchildren -- We're back in the room.
And might migrate and by one daughter Emma who -- of five boys and -- -- she said hey guess what.
I can give you that opportunity if you one week.
I don't I don't ask yeah tomorrow morning that -- I did okay so we're we're taking a look and heads the balloon drop in the whole family is there all the word in Tampa.
After your husband.
You know gave the biggest speech of his life.
What'd he say to you and what do you say to him regarding how well he did.
You know I just gave him a great big hug and I'm just told it was fantastic.
I thought it was fantastic I was so thrilled.
Because of his tone that he had it was a serious -- It talked a lot about where he was where he was coming from what kind of -- guy he is.
I want America to see.
That side admit it is so it was such a great night for me because they were so many testimonials there.
People that knew listen I've known as all these years and saw Mitt giving service where there was no camera there were no lights there was no recording.
And that to me.
Was so powerful because that's what my children -- They saw their father living by example and they didn't learn from a textbook that you helped -- -- -- they saw their dad doing it.
And and to me I was so grateful for that night so that the rest of the American can have a peek into this guy's life.
Thank you use a peek into the Romney lives over the last few days because -- been about you guys all the pressure -- you guys to talk about your family.
A lot of people don't want to do that to get through these three guys in no million will be watching.
You know it's hard it's hard to open yourself up to all those things and it's hard to.
To share a bit I think it was -- last night because a lot of people that had been -- it.
Through these years and -- known so well and and and knew what kind of a guy.
And it was we're so frustrated they finally were so grateful to have the chance to say are you kidding me this is who this guy is.
He's -- for us he's been there.
He's the kind of guy that visits in the hospital when you're done when your child is dying of cancer he's the kind of guy.
That takes -- Thanksgiving dinner over to a family whose who's been up and ended in a hospital for for months on -- -- time you know.
You know for me it was it was emotional journey.
It was an emotional journey for me as well by the way because a lot of maybe you've covered Atlanta how many people covered -- that my son Craig spoke as well at the convention last night.
Yes so if it was it was just it it was just a great night for him it's okay.
-- -- -- still he he was multi lingual last night but you know many people say and that you are the secret weapon for your husband.
And it sure seemed like get on Tuesday night because you were so incredibly natural -- -- to do this on a daily basis.
Maybe maybe it wouldn't be so difficult but for you my goodness you get up on stage it looks like you do it every single day how did you -- Yeah I couldn't wait to get station in the funny thing is I was much more nervous last night -- -- that I ever was for myself.
I was thrilled to death I was excited about my -- I knew what I wanted to say I felt very confident in.
In the voice that I want to keep will be here.
I feel -- confidence.
That I wanted to.
Women to know that we hear their voices and that I have heard their voices and we are not gonna forget those voices.
That I've heard all across this country talking about.
How concerned there about their jobs and how concerned about the -- about his children and -- -- did the legacy of debt that we're gonna leave those kids so.
Those voices were in my soul that I can hardly wait to to get my speech.
You know it was all about people -- suggesting you -- when we wonder whether or not Mitt Romney's gonna be able to connect with America.
He connected in a big way I mean when he was telling the story about your kids and talking it about his mom and dad and the -- There were tears in his eyes there were tears in our eyes and now this morning I think people are waking up and they're going you know what I saw Mitt Romney last night.
He'd do okay.
I thought he was -- I'm so pleased I really am I'm so pleased that.
People got to -- didn't get got a seat beside admit that I know so well.
All right I want you did he wouldn't that.
Your son said about you last night listen.
My mom kind of money -- you never win today.
If he wins he achieved my dad didn't have the right call it's silly this place it's just whatever OK okay.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- So you just saw that.
I got one of those lights didn't.
I don't know if you can hear that that very well and that was the battle -- credit when.
You and you and a -- -- -- when the boys were in their bus.
And I had the chance to go inside and ensure it and the bathrooms were clean so that's all I wanted to let you know that you raise them well -- hold the -- of -- how will I can promise you that did not happen when they were little.
The Obama is apparently have.
But said that they did not watch any the RNC.
Will you be watching the DNC next week.
I believe I'm well I wanna I wanna hear the president speak and and I and I hope I'm Cindy Michelle speak out when I hear her speak yes I I certainly well.
Absolutely and and finally.
The report is that after.
Mitt Romney lost to John McCain for the nomination he got an offer from Mattel from a fund.
Thirty million dollars a year go back into the financial world -- have all types of success how hard was it to how -- -- the decision.
Not to do that.
Well you know then we're used to kind of casting offers up like -- so.
For us our life is not about making money we've been very blessed financially.
You know we've we've got what we need and you know our life is now about giving back and so.
You know I I always trust that -- can always make another dollar.
And down the poor guy he took no no pay when he did the Olympics and that was three years -- -- -- pay as governor for four years.
You know and that's the kind of guy he is.
He's he's it's we feel like it's our time to give back.
Yeah before we let you go are you worried at all about the divisiveness that.
Has been brought about through this campaign and now is were clicking down on the last 67 days are you worried about that.
Next week with the DNC convention and moving forward to Election Day.
Well you know I didn't it was part of why I decided four years ago that I ever wanted to do this again.
Isn't pretty tough on families.
But I -- -- made another decision now when we decided to go forward that I was going to just.
Keep positive in my own soul and about how we -- we were coming from.
Be firm and be.
To a better future for America and -- you're not gonna knock me off and I know why we're doing this and I know how important this is I knew how important it is for America.
And yes it's going to be tough.
That I've done tough.
You go get -- the asbestos suit all right and -- -- from here in -- think -- much you've got a big -- -- big night.
But you got as Greg said 67 more before the big day and people vote thank you very much for joining us live today.