Hume lauds Ann Romney: ‘Single most effective political speech’ by politicians’ wife [VIDEO]

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Ann Romney seemed to woo a lot of people with her speech on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.  And one of those was Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume.

Hume remarked that Ann Romney’s speech was very “effective,” more so than any other so-called political wife in his memory on FNC’s wrap-up of the convention on Tuesday.

“I think that was the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife,” Hume said. “And I think to the extent that she could do it in terms of rendering her husband as someone who women who may have had doubts about him, could identify with him, warm up too — I think she did the job as well as she possibly could.”

Hume explained why it had such impact in aiding her husband’s presidential candidacy.

“And I think that a lot of women would look at her, a great many women — particularly mothers and married women and find her utterly admirable and utterly credible,” he added. “It was interesting to me tonight — it seems to me that the themes of tonight were two-fold. One was Ann Romney’s set-piece speech which stood by itself and did whatever it did for Mitt Romney. The rest of it was — you notice speakers, younger generations, new leaders, a number of them politically successful to say this is not your father’s, or even the most recent-generation’s Republican Party. This is a new Republican Party, populated by new, young leaders who have been successful, that these tasks before us can be done because we’re proof of that. We have, as Chris Christie said, we have done them.”

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