Ann Romney on future and Eastwood

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The wife of Republican Mitt Romney says if she becomes first lady, she hopes to work with at-risk youth. Ann Romney spoke on a round of morning talk shows after her husband addressed the Republican National Convention Thursday night.

She believes women voters in particular will come to support Mitt Romney, casting November as an economic election and a vote for the future for their children. She says she previously spent many years working with troubled children, and one of her top concerns would be making sure that every child lives to his fullest potential.

Romney also says she was touched by speakers who offered testimonials about her husband. She says it was a lens through which she also sees her husband.

   Ann Romney: Eastwood is ‘a unique guy’

Ann Romney says she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband’s presidential bid, even if the actor’s bizarre monologue at the GOP convention isn’t earning rave reviews.

Romney tells “CBS This Morning” she didn’t know what to expect when Eastwood came on stage Thursday as a warm up act. Eastwood’s rambling conversation with an empty chair representing an imaginary President Barack Obama drew laughs in the convention hall, but has been widely mocked by critics.

Ann Romney was peppered with questions on morning news shows about whether Eastwood’s appearance was a distraction. She says Eastwood is “a unique guy and he did a unique thing last night.”

Eastwood’s routine went on twice as long as planners expected, cutting into the hour of prime time coverage for Republicans.

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