The wife of Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, appeared on ABC's The View today, a few days after her husband pulled out of appearing.
Ann Romney and Whoopi Goldberg butted heads a little bit, when Goldberg asked how Romney would handle dealing with military families, as she did not believe Ann's religion "allow(s) you to go fight."
Ann corrected her, saying, "No, that's not correct. We have many, many members of our faith that are serving in armed services."
Goldberg pressed her on it, saying she read that Mitt skipped Vietnam because of his faith. Ann denied this, saying that Goldberg was "not correct."
The conversation turned to women's issue, which has been a popular subject since Mitt's "binders of women" comment during the second presidential debate. Ann talked about her and her husband's pro-life platform.
"Mitt has always been a pro-life person," Romney said, when asked about how he supported the pro-choice position as governor of Massachusetts. "He governed ... as pro-choice. But when a decision came across his desk ... to use embryos for experimentation, he could not have on his conscience creating human life for experimentation, and that's when he came out with an editorial saying that he was pro-life."
Ann also revealed that, if Mitt lost, she is done with politics.
"I will tell you, I did not want to do this again," she said. "[But] I felt as though that there was something my husband could offer this country that was uniquely his -- that he could bring better economic hope and prosperity to women and men and all Americans."
I give her props for showing up there. It was not the friendliest of crowds but she showed bravery in appearing.