Ann Romney charged on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s campaign wants to “destroy” her husband as she blasted the “kill Romney” strategy that she believes the Democrats are using to hold onto the White House in November.
“Well, I feel like all [Obama is] doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,’” Ann said in a taped interview with CBS’s “This Morning” on Wednesday.
“Not when I’m next to him you better not,” she quipped as her husband sat beside her for the joint interview.
“When you hear the president of the United States saying that a president needs compassion and that your husband doesn’t have it, do you listen to that?” asked CBS correspondent Jan Crawford.
“No. 1, they’re not correct. It makes you recognize that they are gonna do everything they can to destroy Mitt,” answered Ann Romney.
The “kill Romney” references date back to an August 2011 POLITICO story in which a prominent Democratic strategist aligned with the White House said, “Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney.”
Further, Ann Romney said she would “love” to have her husband pick a female running mate.
“Do you think he should nominate a woman?” asked Crawford.
“We’ve been looking at that. And I’d love that option as well,” Ann responded. “There are a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now.”
Mitt Romney, who was giving his first interview since the controversial Supreme Court decision on the Obama-backed Affordable Act, suggested that Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision to change his mind and join the progressive wing of the court was a “political” move.
“It gives the impression that the decision was made not based upon constitutional foundation but instead a political consideration about the relationship between the branches of government,” Mitt Romney said. “But we won’t really know the answers to those things until the justice himself speaks out — maybe sometime in history.”
The Republican presidential candidate, asked whether he would nominate someone in the mold of Roberts, praised him for being a “very bright person” but also said “I certainly wouldn’t nominate someone who I knew was gonna come out with a decision I vehemently disagreed with.”