Ann Romney told an interviewer in Nevada today that, should her husband be elected President, she fears for his mental health. Here’s Reuters:
“I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being,” she said. “I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, . . . So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it.”
Alarming. Ann Romney, after all, knows him best.
What’s Ann Romney seeing in her husband that suggests he might buckle under the stress of the office, and, if elected, why exactly is his mental and emotional health a matter of “concern” to her? “Mental well-being,” after all, is a synonym for mental health.
This is more than a gaffe or an imprecise use of speech. In her effort to be forthcoming, something is being hinted at. It mustn’t be swept under the rug. Does Mitt Romney have a mental health issue to which it is only fair that the electorate learn about before election day? Is he on medication?
What’s going on here?