Ann Romney blames media for Mitt's loss. Is that right? (+video)(Read article summary)
Ann Romney blames, in fact, more than the media in an interview she and Mitt Romney gave to Fox News. Together, they laid out a pretty accurate three-point description of why Mr. Romney lost.
Did Ann Romney really blame the media for her husband’s loss in the 2012 presidential election? That’s the buzz making the D.C. rounds Monday morning in the wake of Ann and Mitt Romney’s interview Sunday with Chris Wallace on Fox News.
The Ann-blames-the-liberal-Main-Stream-Media idea stems primarily from a quick exchange that she had with Mr. Wallace. At one point, she’s talking about how voters never got to see what a great guy Mitt is, and she says that was the fault of both the campaign and the media.
Wallace then asked her, “What about the media?”
“I’m happy to blame the media,” Mrs. Romney replied, to general laughter in the studio.
As you can see from that context, she was not blaming the media only for the Republican defeat. She wasn’t even blaming the MSM exclusively for the particular problem she was citing.
In fact, we think that Ann and Mitt Romney together on Sunday laid out a pretty accurate three-point description of why the latter today is not president of the United States.
Turnout. Both Romneys said that on Election Day, they thought they were going to win. Mr. Romney said he felt that energy and enthusiasm were with the voters on their side.
But Mrs. Romney points out that this belief was wrong. “I think they had a better ground game,” she said of the Obama campaign.
“I don’t think we were as aware of the passion that was coming from the other side. I think we were a little blindsided by that,” she added to Wallace.