I was prepared to really hate this piece about Ann Romney's multiple sclerosis (MS), preparing myself for words like "suffer" and "victim" to be sprinkled throughout the video (after all, this was on Entertainment Tonight). Sure enough, there was suspenseful music and large graphic letters filling the screen, reading "MS ATTACK," preceding the segment where Ann Romney spoke about some increased MS symptoms during the Super Tuesday primaries.
However, after overlooking some of the production aspects of the video, I found that I really, really like Ann Romney. She seemed warm and genuine. I related to her quote: "For people that have MS, there are certain rules that we've got to follow. One is go to bed on time, don't have stress in your life, eat balanced meals every day and, of course, being on the campaign trail none of those things work." Indeed, how many of us with much more "normal" lives can really do these things - even one of them? I cannot imagine what her life has been life these past months. I cannot imagine what her life will be like if her husband is elected president.
I'd love to hear from you about Ann and her portrayal of MS. If you can, put your political beliefs aside and take a good look at this woman who is living with MS. She may just turn into "the face of MS" for the entire country, after all.
Read the article, watch the video and decide for yourself:†Ann Romney's Multiple Sclerosis: Will It Limit Her Role In Mitt's Campaign?