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First Lady Snyder Talks About Governor Joining Mitt Romney

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Other first ladies were close political advisors for their governor husbands, but not Sue Snyder. Simply put, she says that's not her job and while she is his number of backer, he does the policy stuff and she watches. Her job is to tend to the home fires, to be the caretaker in chief of the families three children and her husband. The first lady has zero political ambition.


"I don't feel like I need to speak for him," said first lady, Sue Snyder.

The Romney campaign floated Governor Rick Snyder's name as a possible running mate, never mind that they did that to other governors in other states where they wanted to win, but in Michigan, the story took on a life of its own and some foolish folks actually believed it might happen. Not if Sue Snyder had anything to say about it.

"Absolutely not. Maybe president, but I'm not looking at that either," said Snyder. (Reporter) You were dead set against it? "Because we're getting older, the kids are getting older. I just want to spend time with my husband, my family and eventually grandkids," said Snyder.

Well if that was the case, why didn't the governor deny the rumors, kill the story and move on? Turns out there was a hidden agenda. The governor wanted to milk the story to generate some positive vibes for the state.

"It was good marketing for the state of Michigan," said Governor Rick Snyder. "I believe in promoting Michigan cause we're the comeback state."

The first lady wanted him to comeback home every night and have nothing to do with Washington. She won.

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