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Ann Romney, classy horse lady and wife of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, would kindly appreciate it if you laid off from criticizing her beau, lest you want to "get in the ring" and try running for President yourself. 

At least, that's what she told an Iowa radio station Thursday evening. Speaking at event earlier Thursday, she said "really hard for me as a wife," to watch the campaign. (She probably isn't a big Jason Sudeikis fan.) When she was interviewed by Radio Iowa later, she really went off on her husband's critics: 

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

People have been tough on Mitt lately, after those pesky 47 percent comments. Peggy Noonan said the campaign needs "an intervention." Even Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol has been beating up on Mitt, saying Mitt's controversial comments were "arrogant and stupid." While it's true people have been saying critical things about her husband lately, it would have been nice if the potential First Lady could come up with something better than, "well, why don't you try!?" 

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