The next twenty minutes were pure fantasy. Mrs. Romney did a fine enough job humanizing her notoriously wooden husband - who was in tears by the time he joined her on stage - but attempted to paint their lives as a rags-to-riches story. The fact remains that Ann and Mitt never had to work in college, because they were able to live off of “Mitt’s stocks” that his father had given him - one of the many benefits of growing up rich that the Republican party wants to file under “bootstraps”. The fact remains that although Ann and Mitt may have been young when they were married and had their first child, their experience was very different than most young parents in this country. Unlike my mother, Ann Romney never had to be on WIC when her first child was an infant. Unlike my father, Mitt Romney didn’t have to take out a $2,000 loan to pay for half of his first child’s birth. Sure, Mitt and Ann may have eaten off of an ironing board while Mitt was using inherited capital to start his business, but none of their children would have gone hungry under Romney’s own policies. I would have.
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I’m not familiar, precisely, with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said, whatever it was.