MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's April 3rd presidential primary election is less than two weeks away, and Thursday, March 22nd, Milwaukee hosted the first official campaign visit. Ann Romney - wife of Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney was in town and made a stop at Miss Katie's Diner, where she spoke with FOX6 News, one-on-one.
Ann and Mitt have been married for 43 years, and recently celebrated their anniversary. "It's a long time - a lot of happiness," Ann Romney said Thursday.
Ann says she and Mitt's first date was March 21st, the two were married on March 21st, and their first son was born a year later, after their March 21st anniversary. "The boy I met in high school was fun-loving, lots of energy - never seen anyone with more energy!" Ann said.
Ann says she once wrote Mitt a sort of "Dear John letter." "I was dating someone else, having a good time. I think it was devastating to him, but when he came back, after not seeing him for two-and-a-half years, it was instantaneous love again. It was as though time stood still, and we were right back to where we were when he left, so it was great to grow up a little bit when he was gone, date a few other guys and still know he was the guy for me," Ann said.
Ann says she and Mitt don't disagree on much. "I think you can perfectly well disagree on policy issues, but you don't voice those. I don't have a difference really with Mitt on any policy issues, so for me, that's been an easy thing. I also feel it's Mitt's place to talk about policy, not mine," Ann said.
Ann said she hopes Mitt will win over Republican voters, one voter at a time. Ann says the economy is important to the Romney campaign. "We care about future economic freedom for our country. We hope people can see through the clutter and know that Mitt is a fix-it guy. He's a turn-around guy with character and confidence," Ann said.
Ann Romney suffers from multiple sclerosis, and feels fatigue during the grueling presidential campaign. "Multiple sclerosis was a very good teacher to me. It taught me to say 'no' to some things and take some time off to rest, so I'm actually going to rest and take a few days off as well," Ann said. Ann Romney says multiple sclerosis is the first and foremost issue she would focus on as First Lady, as well as breast cancer, which she's also been affected with. "I'd love to find a cure for these diseases," Ann said.