Ann Romney: ‘I Completely Support 90 Percent of Where Mitt Is’

May 30, 2012 2:23pm

Despite their famously close relationship, Ann Romney doesn’t agree with her husband on all of his policy stances all of the time.

“I don’t think we’re ever exactly on the same page one hundred percent,” Ann Romney told Fox News in an interview that will air Thursday.

Mrs. Romney wouldn’t name a policy or issue the two disagree on saying, “I’m not going to name one because I don’t think that’s important.  I’m not the one running for president, this guy is.  And I completely support 90 percent of where Mitt is.”

The interview comes as signs point to the 63 year old mother of five and grandmother of 18 will ramp up her campaign schedule. Wednesday, the Romney campaigned announced they hired Sarah Haley, the former Santorum campaign national coalitions director, as her new press secretary.

Ann Romney famously told the Boston Globe during her husband’s unsuccessful senate run in 1994 they had never had a disagreement, but in the Fox News interview Mitt Romney said “there are places where we disagree,” but pointed out “we don’t yell and slam doors.” Mrs. Romney was teased at the time for the somewhat surprising statement.

The woman who wants to be the next First Lady said the country is in “a real fork in the road as to which direction this country is going to go in.”

“I believe if Mitt wins, the country wins.  If Mitt loses, the country loses,” Mrs. Romney said in the interview. “And I really believe that there is a sense in the country that we are in danger and that we have got to turn this country around.”

The presumptive GOP nominee was also asked if he will draw any focus to his Mormon faith during the last months of the campaign. Romney gave a speech during the 2008 race at the George H.W. Bush Library at Texas A & M University on his faith. In the interview he answered, “I don’t know that I would add to that or change it in some way,” referring to the speech.

“I give major speeches on topics of significance and have about once a week or once every two weeks for the last couple of months, and will continue doing so as regards religion in America,” Romney said, making it seem less than likely he will lay out his beliefs this cycle as he did in what came to be known as his “Mormon speech” during the 2008 primary.

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