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During her appearance on Fox Sunday with Chris Wallace, Ann Romney revealed that she put some of the blame on the media for her husband's failed presidential bid. She insisted that the American people were not given a chance to see the real Mitt Romney.
"I'm happy to blame the media ... The thing that was frustrating to me is that people didn't really get to know Mitt for who he was," she told Wallace. "People weren't allowed to see him for who he really was."
Wallace intoned that that the entirety of the blame could not rest solely on the media, however. Ann Romney had to admit that the way her husband was presented was also due to the narrative.
Wallace pressed the issue further asking if her husband's current public image was in some way due to the way the Romney campaign operated, by not letting Romney show his true character and instead relying on an inflated narrative.
"Well, of course- it was part– true," she said, before including another important note. "But it was not just the campaign's fault- I believe it was the media's fault as well … he was not being given a fair shake."
Romney had his own take on the developments since he lost the November election, saying that the president has failed to lead the country through tough circumstances.
"It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done," the former Massachusetts governor said during the interview.
"I have to tell you, the hardest thing about losing is watching this critical moment, this golden moment, just slip away with politics," he added.
Romney also used his time in the Sunday talk show to scold the president for using automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester as a political toy.
"No one can think that that's been a success for the President," Romney said. "He didn't think the sequester would happen. It is happening. To date, what we've seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country and berating Republicans and blaming and pointing."