Ann Romney Regales Leno With Tales of Campaign Woes, Mitt’s Thriftiness

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If Ann Romney really is getting tougher, there was no sign of it during her first appearance on the Tonight Show. She did show up in a black leather getup, but upon further inspection there was some frilly pattern stamped into the fabric. As usual, much of the interview focused on the Romneys' home life, though her revelation that Mitt is so "cheap" that he turns off the water heater when they leave the house wasn't the most humanizing story she's told. As for Ann's outburst last week, in which she said her husband's critics should "stop it" or "get in the ring," she told Jay Leno that she worried it was "a little strong," but she's been getting "high fives" all week. She went on to admit that she finds campaigning so hard that four years ago she made her husband a video in which she said, "Mitt, this is for you sweetheart. I'm never doing this again." "I showed it to him and he looked at it and said, 'You know Ann, you've said that after every pregnancy,'" said Ann.