Ann Romney on CBS News

Ann Romney talks to CBS News (screen capture)

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Ann Romney launched into a defense of her husband in an interview with CBS News, saying the Barack Obama campaign has a strategy of “kill Romney.”

The remark alluded to an alleged campaign memo indicating that attacking Mitt Romney’s character would be central to the president’s re-election campaign. The Obama campaign repudiated that memo last August, with chief strategist David Axelrod even saying he’d fire anyone in the campaign who smeared Gov. Romney personally.

Still, in the interview, Mrs. Romney, who has become a leading surrogate for her husband’s presidential bid, told CBS:

“It makes you recognize that they are going to do everything they can to destroy Mitt. They’re trying to portray him in a light that is just completely wrong. It’s politics, like Mitt said. Early on we heard what their strategy was. It was ‘kill Romney.’ And that was their memo that came out from their campaign.” She added: “And it’s like, not while I’m next to him you better not.”

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