Political Wives Taking (Calculated) Stands


| 10/2/2007 12:00:00 AM


Tags: Wives of candidates, Gay marriage, John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney,

A few days ago, the American Prospect blog Tapped posted about Democratic candidates using their families as proxies to show support for gay rights. "In the last debate," said Dana Goldstein, "John Edwards said he was against gay marriage, but his wife Elizabeth supported it."

Now, Mitt Romney's campaign has unveiled a different take on family with AnnRomney.com. Instead of shouldering controversial policy stands, Mitt's wife, Ann, "places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother." She even includes a place for recipes on the site. -- Bennett Gordon

UPDATEAnnRomney.com now simply redirects to MittRomney.com. Commentary withheld.