Where Mitt Romney can be stiff in public, Ann Romney is warm. She laughs easily and provides glimpses of a private down-to-earth Mitt who irons his own shirts and does his own laundry.

That, anyway, is the portrait the campaign has been trying to paint through a series of new, intimate interviews with Ann Romney, 63, the one campaign surrogate they believe could dispel a hardening image that her husband is unapproachable and cold.

Will the strategy work? See the full story here.