As Campaign Uses Ann Romney To Appeal To Female Voters, She Won’t Answer Relevant Questions
Ann Romney declined to respond to questions of interest to female voters, even as she was put out by the campaign to appeal to women.
“Here in Iowa, as you know, same-sex marriage is legal. Do you believe a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner?” David Nelson, a KWQC anchor asked.
“You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues,” Romney responded, adding that “hot-button issues” distract from the economy.
Nelson then asked whether employers should be required to provide health insurance that covers birth control. The Romney campaign has attacked the Obama administration for adopting a rule requiring most religiously affiliated employers to provide coverage for contraception in their health plans.
She declined to answer. “Again, you’re asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”