Ann Romney’s crucial role: show her husband’s human side
Her profile now more prominent on campaign trail
Ann Romney has been described by campaign officials and friends as her husband’s most valuable surrogate as he fights for the Republican presidential nomination. She appears open and honest, while Mitt can seem impenetrable. He can be awkward; she is charming. Ann has maintained an independent schedule since the summer, the first of the candidates’ spouses to do so. Recently, she has played a more visible role by her husband’s side. She shies away from policy, but shows her husband’s human side.