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Published: Thursday, April 26 2012 3:29 p.m. MDT

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Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

This interview proves the concerns I have expressed before about Ann Romney's medical condition. She has no business being out on the campaign trail. If Mitt truly loved and cherished her, she'd be at home, with no stress, so she could stay well.

This proves how little concern Mitt has for those supposedly in his stewardship. If he has that little concern for his wife, I dread to think what he would do to the people of the United States.

deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

@ Furry

Mitt has stated before that Ann was the one who convinced him to run again.

If I had MS and my husband told me, "No, sorry honey, we can't do that because you have MS." Then, he would have a problem on his hands. I think it shows that Mitt has faith and confidence in his wife that she can succeed despite her illness if that is what she wants.

Laura Ann
Layton, UT

I have M.S. and I would encourage my husband to fulfill all of the opportunities granted him. I admire Ann for being so supportive. I am hoping that she will be one of the Best First Ladies in the history of this country. I could see her and Abigail Adams being friends. Go Ann. Don't let M.S. stop you. Never give up and never surrender.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

Laura Ann -- of course you would encourage your husband to fulfill his wishes and desires. Putting one's husband first is what loving wives do. BUT husbands have an equal responsibility and obligation to do the same for their wives. If Mitt truly loved and cherished Ann, he would put her first. He would recognize what the stress of campaigning could do to her and, regardless what she said, would do what is best for her.

Deep in thought -- I know Mitt claims that, and it is even possible that Ann said the words that he claims she said. However, I don't think she "convinced" him to run. It is much more likely that he expressed (probably at length) his desire to be President and she agreed to his running for the office. In other words, she offered to sacrifice her well-being so he could try to get what he wanted and he accepted the sacrifice. If he truly loved and cherished her, he would not have done so.

In a truly loving marriage, both parties try to work for the best interest of the other. It appears that Ann did; Mitt did not.

JMHO
Southern, UT

I think it also shows that people like Furry will turn anything into a negative if they are really against someone.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

This is courage and character on display! Just the very kind of leadership this country desperately needs!

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

No, this demonstrates the will of the rich and powerful to make others pay for what the rich need. Out their personal financial greed they for free health care they decided to make the poor share their poverty $6/hr wages with the rich to cure them of diseases. The billions that Obama has amassed is another example what power and greed can accomplish. A billion air president paying taxes on a claimed $750,000 taxable income on billions of dollars owned.

They chose to take the retirement trust funds and old age benefits from the working class to help themselves and gave some to the poor just to make their greed and selfish behaviors noticeable.

Socialism makes the rich and powerful richer and more powerful. Socialism robs the poor of their rights and liberties and incomes. And this is Romney's goal, rob from the poor and keep them poor. He does not believe in prosperity of the masses or workers.

Politically, we must keep the Republicans and Democrats out of government. A third party government is our only salvation as a nation and restoration of people rights.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Romneys are able to financially handle Ann's illness. Yet Mitt is ready to try to kill the only opportunity many Americans have to obtain adequate health care.

His efforts to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act are simply one more symptom of his disgusting and hypocritical disregard for common Americans.

achick47
Abilene, TX

Ann must decide when she is able to do what she feels is right for her family not Mitt.Anyone with MS will tell you the worst thing they can do is give up and not try to live as normal as possible.Fatigue is a MAJOR draw back for anyone with MS. Furry you have NO RIGHT to judge Ann or Mitt as you do not know anything about her heath concerns any more than you can judge me if I decide to play all afternoon with my Grandchildren and then spend the next three days in bed because I overdid.. MS is an equal opportunity disease,rich or poor it teaches you more about yourself than you ever wanted to know. By the way my income is $743.00 per month and I get the same medical care Ann can get because there IS NO CURE so you do the best you can to stay active and live as normal a life as long as you can.
God Bless you for not judging others when support is all they ask for the decisions they make. Angel Chick, Abilene Texas

VST
Bountiful, UT

@Furry,

Since when should Ann Romney listen to you for medical advice when SHE is the one who has the disease and you do not? Furthermore, it is her decision on how she manages her health; not Mitt's nor you.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

Ann is, of course, free to make her own decisions. Voters are also free to judge Mitt Romney by his actions. One of the criteria I am using to deterine Mitt Romney's fitness to be President is the way he treats the people over whom he believes he has stewardship. I believe his treatment of his wife (and his dog, and the people over whom he had stewardship as a Bishop -- Google Carrel Hilton Sheldon and Peggie Hayes for examples), in addition to the harm he caused people while at Bain Capital, is a good way to measure how he would treat the people of the United States should he become President. Based on his actions, and his treatment of those over whom he has had a perception of stewardship, I dread what he would do to the people of the United States. I find him totally unqualified to be the President.

JNA
Layton, UT

Furry wrote" in addition to the harm he caused people while at Bain Capital, is a good way to measure how he would treat the people of the United States should he become President. Based on his actions, and his treatment of those over whom he has had a perception of stewardship, I dread what he would do to the people of the United States. I find him totally unqualified to be the President."

I say, what Mitt Romney has or has not done is nothing in comparison to what Obama has done to destroy this nation and the disaster that would happen if we have another 4 years of the worst President in the history of the United States also known as Barack Obama.

GD
Syracuse, UT

How can anyone say how Mitt treats his wife. My guess is that he treats her with every bit of respect she deserves. She has her own will and mind.

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