Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, said this morning that the media is at least in part to blame for her husband's failure to win the last presidential election:
"I'm happy to blame the media," said Ann Romney on Fox.
Host Chris Wallace asked, "Do you think the media was in the tank for Barack Obama?"
"I think that any time you are running for office you always think that you are being portrayed unfairly, and, you know, we -- of course, on our side believe there is more bias in favor of the other side," said Ann Romney. "I think that, you know, that is a pretty universal -- universally felt opinion."
It was Mitt and Ann Romney's first interview since the November presidential election.
The Republican National Committee is making big changes to the lineup of speakers at the convention next week in Tampa to ensure that broadcast networks cover Ann Romney’s speech. Among the changes most seriously under consideration: moving Marco Rubio to Tuesday night and having Mrs. Romney speak Thursday night in the spot originally reserved for Rubio.
Almost two weeks ago, I speculated on Fox News Sunday that Mitt Romney would announce his vice presidential pick early next week, on August 6 or 7. It was, if I may say, a reasonably well-informed forecast at the time. But I didn't take into account the existence and importance of the redoubtable Rafalca, the Romneys' equestrian Olympian, who's apparently made it to the final dressage round on August 7 in London.
Maureen Dowd weighs in today to decry the "Phony Mommy Wars" over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's attack on Ann Romney. I know what you're thinking: If anyone is qualified to call a cancer-survivor "phony" for her decision to stay at home and raise five boys—it's the author of Are Men Necessary? Aside from being nearly a week late weighing in on this controversy, the column seems to miss the mark about as badly as you might imagine:
The largest donor to President Obama's super PAC blasted Ann Romney, the wife of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, last night on his HBO TV show for having "never gotten her a-- out of the house to work."