IN AN interview in Iowa, Ann Romney turned her ire against 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.”

What’s hard is anyone in the 47% trying to survive on what Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plan for the U.S. economy, not to mention how they want to tinker with entitlements, while building up the Pentagon beyond its current bloat.