“You know, it is so funny to me that that is the perception out there. Because he is funny, he is engaging, he is witty,” Romney told WBAL. “He is always playing jokes. When I met him as a teenager, he was the life of the party. And yet, he is also a very serious person and an accomplished person. And I think a lot of times, people see him in the debate setting. … That’s part of what I am doing, is letting people see the other side of Mitt.”
Ann Romney wants to ‘unzip’ Mitt Romney's public persona
Mrs. Romney also said she knows it’s her job to loosen her husband up and help humanize his public persona, which has often been characterized as aloof. She has done so in the past by talking about the couple’s love story, revealing that her husband sings to her — especially on horseback — and defending his not-always-perfect hair.