Ann Romney Discusses MS, Stays Quiet on Health Care

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The Romney campaign picked an odd time to have Ann Romney open up about her struggle with multiple sclerosis. In a half-hour interview with The Wall Street Journal, the candidate's wife describes frightening symptoms, including numbness, fatigue, and loss of coordination. "It's left me with a heart that's more open and compassionate for all the others who are suffering," says Romney. The paper notes, "Her husband's campaign then declined requests to answer further questions, including whether her experience has affected her views on health-care policy." The question would have come up whenever Romney chose to talk about her illness, but waiting until four days after the Obamacare decision certainly didn't make it any less awkward.