I wrote yesterday of Mitt’s great sense of humor that people such as Molly Ball of The National Journal are starting to recognize and appreciate. I also just saw where Ann gave a fun testimonial yesterday on the “CBS This Morning” of who Mitt really is, stating “This is the boy that I knew. I still look at him as the boy I met in high school, when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy.” Pointing at Mitt, she continued, “There’s a wild and crazy man inside there.”
This very short glimpse of this terrific couple provides a hint of what one hears from those who know them. The full picture of those will come more and more into focus as people get to know Ann and Mitt and become acquainted with who they are as two people who love each other. It will be fun to watch Ann, who is not shy in her opinions, as she introduces Mitt to others.
As witnessed by some of the comments on the YouTube video, many people want this to be an act, simply because it does not track with the image that the press has been portraying for so long now. The bottom line, however, is that this is EXACTLY the kind of person that we got to know in France 45 years ago. He really is a lot of fun to be around, but he is also serious when the occasion warrants serious behavior. Unfortunately, this latter, more formal image is the one that people see, and when he breaks with that image, people assume that he is simply not being himself, which is such a totally incorrect view of Mitt as a person.