Nevada is a battleground state. That means a lot of different things to a lot of difference people. To me? It means I get to work a lot more between now and the general election on November 6th. That’s because hot shots from the Republican and Democratic sides of the isle keep coming to Reno to win your vote. And we have to cover their every move. I swear I would vote for the party that would stop coming to Reno! With two days warning, my station gets word Ann Romney is speaking at a Republican rally and doing one on one interviews with the local media. I was selected to do that interview. So during the rally, I waited for Mrs. Romney inside a tiny school house. I wasn’t nervous, I was hot. It was stuffy in there and CNN had graciously set up lights for Gloria Borger to do her interview. We got to use them as well, which was great, but meant it was HOT. When the rally finished, the secret service ushered Mrs. Romney into the school house. That’s when I got nervous. And HOTTER! She casually walked over to me and I extended my right hand to shake her right hand. She slowly offered her left. She told me she recently had surgery on her right and that I was the first person to notice this awkward hand shake.

Ann RomneyI got the feeling she would have preferred not to shake at all. She’s the type of woman, in my guesstimation, that has a very small circle of close friends. She’s very nice, very beautiful (camera’s don’t do her justice) and very sweet. But I don’t think she’s particularly warm. I think she would have dropped to the floor had I offered a hug instead of just my hand. She says she likes to be on the campaign trail but has to limit herself because of her multiple sclerosis. And she says she worries about her husband’s mental well being if he’s elected president. She was quick to add she has every confidence in his ability to lead, but worries about the toll of making hard dicisions on him personally. I do get the feeling they are partners and she’s not a kept woman, as so many are saying about her. All in all, I enjoyed meeting her. ann primpsHowever, I did not enjoy being left out of her primping! This was me while she’s getting primped:

Wendy: “Um, excuse me? A little powder over here would be really appreciated! It’s been hot in here!!”

Ann’s Makeup Elves “Do you hear anything? No I don’t either. Ok, Ann, you look great!”

About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.

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