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Ann Romney has heard just about enough criticism of her husband, and has sternly warned crtics to "Stop it, this is hard!. Further, she thinks Americans need to stop and realize "how lucky we are" to have the opportunity to have a man of Mitt's calibre willing to help us out, according to Lucy Madison, of CBS News, in Ann Romney to critics: "Stop it. This is hard."  

Update: I just noticed SmartRat had a rec'd post yesterday, reporting this same headline. Ann Romney: Stop It! This is Hard! I'll leave this up, though, as this article provides the transcript and the rest of the interview, not included there. Sorry, I didn't see it earlier.  

Amid ongoing criticism over the management of her husband's presidential campaign, Ann Romney on Thursday responded to the critics in an interview on Radio Iowa: "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," Romney said.

Even as conservative detractors escalate their critiques of how Mitt Romney has operated his bid for the presidency -- conservative journalist Peggy Noonan on Thursday called it a "rolling calamity" -- Ann Romney dismissed the negative appraisals.

"It's nonsense and the chattering class...you hear it and then you just let it go right by," she said. "Honestly, at this point, I'm not surprised by anything."

She advises those who wish to be helpful to offer her husband a little "peace and calm" instead of criticisms.

"We call the rope line now the advice line," she said. "...because everyone cares and everyone wants to help and everyone wants to just give their peace -- 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."

Got that Americans. "Stop picking on Mitt Romney!" It is just not helpful.  You people  should be counting your blessings, that Mitt is here to help you!

I hope this has helped to clear up any confusion you all may have had about your proper role during this election.

Unfortunately, there has not been enough time for polls to see if Ann's plaintiff plea has turned around Mitt Romney's plunging polls. Chuck Todd reports several show President Obama ahead in nearly all swing states, and pulling further a head and expanding his leads.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:31:44 AM PDT

  •  Anne: It is really hard listening to Mitt. . . (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, vigilant meerkat

    Speak of us as animals at the zoo.

    Please tell Mitt to quit speaking.

    It will get much easier.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

    by 4CasandChlo on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:38:15 AM PDT

    •  This is the best advice i can give.... (0+ / 0-)

      from one wife to another who's husband has embarrassed her at one point in their married life cause I have been there. Get ya man cause he's embarrasing the family.Slap his lips and make him stop talking.

      Never underestimate the predictibility of stupidity....clearly the real reason there is ANY question of an Obama second term.

      by tdslf1 on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:19:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  If you can't stomach running for President (3+ / 0-)
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    4CasandChlo, Noor B, Sylv

    You can't be president.  

    Guess what is harder than running for President?  That's right....

    •  I guess it is hard for someone who has had (1+ / 0-)
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      Noor B

      almost everything come easy. What has really been hard is what all those laid off workers have had to face while you and your beloved have become filthy rich at their expense.

      Welcome to our world Queen Ann!

      GOP - "Home of the Whopper!"

      by Templar on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:50:44 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Who else thought being president was hard? (0+ / 0-)


    We've been spelling it wrong all these years. It's actually: PRO-GOP-ANDA

    by Patriot4peace on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:52:20 AM PDT

  •  Add this video (0+ / 0-)

    That comment by Ann Romney is really important, as it puts into stark relief everything the Romneys are about. They're entitled to the presidency.

    I diaried this earlier this morning but I don't think people really got the import of what she was saying.

  •  Queen Ann in stating that Mitt has: (2+ / 0-)
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    Noor B, Sylv
                          "the opportunity to run this country"
    further demonstrates a general lack of humility and clear misunderstanding of the role of the POTUS.

    Presidents don't "run this country" like a CEO. They are selected to lead the country and, yes, to represent all of us - not just 53%.

    GOP - "Home of the Whopper!"

    by Templar on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:01:38 AM PDT

  •  Ann is right: Mitt is doing us a favor. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    He is demolishing, once and for all, the myth of the wealthy but noble-hearted businessman who wants to do the right thing.  About bloody time, too.

    It is the wee hours of the morning in America:  the masks came off at midnight (2008-9), and the graying light of pre-dawn is spreading.  Meanwhile, these jerks have forgotten to creep home or put back on their masquerade dominoes and costumes.  Now we see what they really are -- monsters -- and more importantly, who they are.  It's no longer hard to figure out who is really on the side of the average American.  It's so obvious now, even the most contented among us feels threatened by the greedhead club.  Mitt has indeed done us a huge favor by making all of this absolutely Lalique-crystal-clear.

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:02:19 AM PDT

  •  I think that she has a point. (0+ / 0-)

    The Republican peanut gallery is bitching and moaning about what a crappy campaign Mitt is running and how much better Jeb, or Christie, or Huckabee, or Sarah would have been. Guess what- none of them had the guts, arrogance, stupidity, or whatever to get out there and run. It is a tough thing to go through and I am willing to give anyone who attempts it credit. Romney is going to get 50 or 60 million votes and (hopefully) get creamed, but none of those other people are going to get any votes at all.

    I have been involved in a congressional campaign and cannot imagine how someone could do it. Our candidate has sacrificed her time, money, and energy to try to represent us. I have heard similar whining form our side about how they wish we had run a better candidate like blah blah blah. Guess what- they didn't run so they aren't better candidates.

    Of course I am voting for Obama.

  •  Obama says - I hear your voices (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    Romney says: Can you keep it down, I need a little peace and calm!

    good for a Chuckle . . .

  •  Thanks for the h/t, HoundDog (0+ / 0-)

    and the transcript! I was so stunned last night when I heard this it didn't cross my mind to flesh it out with a transcript.

    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -- Martin Luther King Jr.

    by SmartRat on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:51:21 AM PDT

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