Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, spoke in Milwaukee Thursday trying to spoil the claim that her husband does not care about nearly half the U.S. population.
Video surfaced this week of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney telling wealthy donors this summer that he does not worry about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes, and are dependent on government. Ann Romney speaking at Marquette University made no direct reference to the video, but she said several times that her husband cares, including about women hurt by the recession. "Mitt is a person that cares."
Ann Romney’s words were enough to reassure Marquette graduate student Jessica Eckdahl, who says the media are not portraying the true mitt Romney. "His campaign has to get around the media that report Mitt just cares about himself."
A small group of President Obama’s supporters held a rally nearby. Florence Hamalev of Kenosha believes the true Mitt Romney is the one in the new video. "That's the real Romney, and people should see him for who he is."
Polls released this week, show President Obama's lead over Mitt Romney is growing in Wisconsin, but Ann Romney told the crowd in Milwaukee, “I think we can carry Wisconsin.”