BuzzFeed says Romney's people are trying out a new tack to defend Mitt from the attacks about his finances:
In an interview with BuzzFeed about the Obama campaign's recent assault on Romney's personal finances, a Romney adviser repeatedly brought up Ann Romney's name unprompted, arguing that the attacks were aimed at her as well.
"I think when they refer to Mitt, suggesting there was something illegal or untoward about how they managed their financial affairs, they're talking about Ann by extension, because she signed those tax returns." the adviser said. The insinuation of Ann Romney's culpability, he argued, is one reason the campaign believes that Romney partisans are not the only ones who will see Obama's attacks as underhanded. "It's not just right-wing Republicans — I'm talking about business leaders, officials in the [George] H.W. [Bush] administration, who are frankly shocked by what [Obama's campaign] is saying."
The adviser added, "Nobody's perfect, but there's a level of decency that shines through with Gov. Romney and Ann and the family that no one can deny."
I guess that's one way to do it, sure. They're going to try to make the financial issues into a new "war on women," because the last time the Romney campaign held a sustained media blitz against the Obama campaign was when Ann Romney was involved. But I've said before and I'll say again that I don't think Ann "You People" Romney is as popular as the Romney campaign believes she is. To put it kindly, she doesn't have a deft touch with the common folk.