In interview with Martha MacCallum, Mrs. Romney talks faith and religion, the veepstakes, her would-be tenure as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, her husband’s sense of humor and what she’ll do if her husband loses the general.
Read the highlights below.
On the veepstakes: “It’s always fun to talk about. I will tell you. It’s not like I’m his advisor.”
On whether or not it is important that the wife of the Vice Presidential running mate is somebody she gets along with: “Well that would be a plus, but I don’t think that will be part of the discussion.”
On what kind of first lady she thinks she would be and what kind of mission she would set for herself: “Every first lady brings her own personality to the White House. For me of course it’s going to have something to do with things I care about the things I love. Having had breast cancer I’m sure I’ll be involved in breast cancer awareness. Having had Multiple Sclerosis I’m sure, and I know for sure I’ll be working trying to promote research but beyond that I also have worked for many years with at risk youth so I know I’ll never be able to give that up either.”
On her opinion of First Lady Michelle Obama: “I think she’s lovely. And as everyone can appreciate it is a very difficult position to be in. Where your husband’s under enormous scrutiny all the time and attacks from one side or the other and yet to be able to keep your calm and to be able to have your composure we appreciate that and see that in her.”
On critics saying that her husband is too stiff and humorless: “You know I don’t accept it. That’s the beauty of having me being able to get out there and dispel some of these things that are not true. He’s a funny guy, he’s spontaneous and he’s got a great sense of humor. But, I will tell you these are serious issues and this is a serious race, this is a serious times.”
On what she will do if her husband does not win the general election: “You know it will mean that we’ve given it our college try and we’ve done our best we believe in this country we believe this country is going in the wrong direction and we are very positive that it needs to be turned in a different direction but I will tell you, I believe we will be in the White House next May.”