Her advice to the criticism that has been heaped on Mitt lately is, "Stop It! It's hard!" Surely she didn't think he could just announce his intention to run for President and then just sit back and wait for the election, in which he would be elected by acclamation.
Ann and Mitt make a pretty good pair, actually. They look down their noses at the "little people," and obviously believe that no one should be heard except the wealthiest, therefore smartest folks in the country.
It might have been better if she had just stood beside Mitt and smiled up adoringly at him like Nancy Reagan did with Ronnie. I can only remember three words that Nancy uttered in Reagan's entire campaign. When asked about drugs, she said, "Just say 'no,'" as if that would solve the problem. And, for her, it did. Nobody asked her opinion again.
If there were ever two people who haven't a clue how the 47% live, it's those two. Mitt's worse than George H.W. Bush. At least Bush had a sense of humor, although Barbara was a real snob. She and Ann could be sisters, if only sisters under the skin.
Of course, it's difficult to listen to criticism of your spouse. But, hasn't she ever watched past campaigns? Didn't she know Mitt was in for a beating? It should have been clear to her during the Primaries that it was only going to get worse.
In the South, we have a saying when we see that someone is out of her depth or just plain dumb. "Well, bless her heart." That's code for "Pay her no mind. She just doesn't get it."