(CBS News) Amid ongoing criticism over the management of her husband's presidential campaign, Ann Romney on Thursday responded to the critics in an interview on Radio Iowa: "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," Romney said. Even as conservative detractors escalate their critiques of how Mitt Romney has operated his bid for the presidency -- conservative journalist Peggy Noonan on Thursday called it a "rolling calamity" -- Ann Romney dismissed the negative appraisals. "It's nonsense and the chattering class...you hear it and then you just let it go right by," she said. "Honestly, at this point, I'm not surprised by anything." http://www.usmessageboard.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=121 Is she kidding??? Does Mrs. Romney remember how mean her husband was during the primaries to the other candidates?? Especially Newt Gingrich!!! But I guess that was okay. Did she think this was going to be easy?? If she can't handle the campaign, how could she handle being first lady??? She is no Michelle Obama or Laura Bush.