Published On: Fri, Oct 19th, 2012

Ann Romney faces tough questions on ‘The View’ VIDEO

The women on “The View” wasted no time with difficult questions for Ann Romney beginning with abortion and challenging the GOP nominees absence from Vietnam.

The good news is, I’m not running for office and I don’t have to say what I feel. But I am pro-life. I’m happy to say that,” she said on the issue of abortion.

Goldberg asked Romney if her husband’s Mormon faith precluded him or their five sons from serving in the military and whether the Romneys would be prepared to console relatives of fallen U.S. soldiers. Many Mormons serve in the military and the faith does not bar them from doing so.

“He was serving his mission and my five sons also served [on] missions,” Ann Romney replied. “We find different ways of serving.”

Asked how she would explain to relatives of the fallen soldiers that her sons did not serve in the U.S. military, she continued, “I would say it’s the hardest thing that a president and a first lady can do. We have the most extraordinary fighting men and women and we have to be grateful for them.”

The interview then took a lighter turn, as co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Romney’s son, Josh, who was sitting in the studio audience, if he had any political aspirations. He does not, he said, and added it was difficult seeing his father go through the rigorous election season. Josh Romney also downplayed reports that his brother Tagg told a radio host that he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama.

“It’s hard in this process to see your Dad get beat up,” Josh Romney said. “So you take it pretty personally. I assure you [Tagg] didn’t mean it.”



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  1. Ray says:

    Wasn’t that a huge issue during Vietnam for anti-war folks to avoid going? I don’t think the President went either.

    BTW, I wish Ann had said that the “Form Letters” used today would end

  2. maplecyrup says:

    Why does her family get to hide behind religion and not face life and death situations in wars? So if Romney wins, he’ll send our husbands and wives to war while his sons campaign for their religion.

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