Mitt and Ann on CBS This Morning


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.”

Mitt and Ann on CBS This Morning (Click on Image to view on YouTube)

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.

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About Mike

Michael Bush first met Mitt in 1966 when they reported for a one-week training session in Salt Lake City before heading to France on the 4th of July to serve as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 1/2 years. They also served at the same time in Bordeaux for several months in 1968, where they worked together quite often. Mike is on the faculty of Brigham Young University and grew up in Alabama. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Political Science. He also has an MBA from the University of Missouri and a PhD from The Ohio State University in Foreign Language Education with an emphasis in Computer Science. He is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who spent most of his career at the US Air Force Academy teaching French and doing research in the area of computer-assisted language learning. He and his wife Annie have four children and 18 grandchildren. It goes without saying that the things written on this site reflect his views and opinions and are in no way intended to reflect those of Brigham Young University or its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One thought on “Mitt and Ann on CBS This Morning

  1. I have been Mitt’s supporter since 2003 when he ran as Governor in MA, 2008 when he ran as President and NOW! Mitt is far more presidential, HONEST and decent than the man in the WH right now. The Romney’s are great! I love Ann too and the 5 kids.

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