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April 2, 2012 5:05 pm

Democrats Fear Ann Romney as Potent Political Force

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Ann Romney after speaking at CPAC in 2011. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

Politico – Ann Romney’s unexpected rock star status has the political arena buzzing about how her husband’s campaign will leverage her popularity in an election in which Michelle Obama — one of the most admired first ladies in history — will have an outsized and substantive portfolio.

Indeed, this 62-year-old grandmother’s contribution to Mitt Romney’s campaign could amount to the most relevant role a wife has ever played in a presidential effort — softening the edges of a flawed and awkward candidate who struggles to connect with voters.

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