Ann Romney: Michelle Obama is ‘Lovely’


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By CNN Political Unit

Eying to be the next first lady, Ann Romney offered praise for the current first lady and said Michelle Obama does a good job handling the pressure of having a husband in the White House.

“I think she’s lovely,” Ann Romney, wife of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, said in a Fox News interview aired Friday.

She added the first lady’s role “is a very difficult position to be in,” one in which the husband faces “enormous scrutiny all the time.”

Ann Romney praised Michelle Obama for keeping her calm and having “composure.”

“We appreciate that and see that in her,” she said.

Michelle Obama, herself, became one of the first high-profile figures to back Ann Romney in April after a Democratic strategist accused her of having “never worked a day in her life” as a stay-at-home mother.

“Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected,” Michelle Obama posted on Twitter.

Also in the interview Friday, Ann Romney touched on the selection process of her husband’s potential running-mate. She said it “always fun to talk about” but joked “it’s not like I’m his advisor,” offering no inside details on the search.

Asked however, if it was import for the wife of his vice presidential pick to be someone she could get along with, Ann Romney said: “Well that would be a plus, but I don’t think that will be part of the discussion.”

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