WATCH: Ann Romney talks to NewsChannel 36 about health care, Libya

WATCH: Ann Romney talks to NewsChannel 36 about health care, Libya

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 11:43 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On a day when Mitt Romney faced a firestorm of criticism over his comments on Libya, NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner spoke with wife Ann Romney and she steadfastly defended her husband.

“[R]ight now, the appropriate emotion should be, again, sorrow for those that have fallen," Ann Romney said.

At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last week, her husband was portrayed by some as a man who is out of touch with the average American, one who sides more with wealthy Americans.  

Ann Romney responded to questions about Mitt’s sensitivity to the middle class and poor Americans.

“I appreciated that we had our own convention and we were able to communicate a different side of Mitt and I was grateful to have the ability to do that as well and to talk about the man that I know."  

“What I know about Mitt is that he cares about others,” she added.  "I know that because I've seen how he's lived his life."

This past weekend, Americans saw a side of Mitt Romney that some folks say they haven't seen, saying there are portions of the national health care plan that he finds acceptable.  

NewsChannel 36 asked Ann Romney if Mitt would be more of a "line-in-the-sand" kind of President or one willing to embrace ideas from other folks.

“If you go back and look at any of Mitt's debates or the things he's ever said about health care, he's said, number one, he will repeal Obamacare,” wife Ann Romney said.  “But he also talks about how he will reform health care.  We all know healthcare is skyrocketing.  The costs are skyrocketing and something has to be done…When he is going to have time to reform health care the way he'd like to reform it, he's going to try to bring down the cost of health care. But he's also going to be very careful and mindful of those with pre-existing conditions.” 

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