Ann Romney is guest-hosting "Good Morning America" next Wednesday.
ABC says the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be on hand at the morning news program for its 8 a.m. (Eastern time) hour. Joining George Stephanopoulos at the anchor desk, Mrs. Romney will be filling in for co-anchor Robin Roberts, who is on extended medical leave.
ABC says it is in discussions with first lady Michelle Obama for a similar guest appearance when her schedule allows. Both Ann Romney and Michelle Obama took high-profile speaking roles at the political conventions this year. Could this be round two of the ongoing battle for the "Mom vote"?
Good Morning America appears to have adopted a strategy similar to the one taken by ABC on Live! with Regis and Kelly. When Regis Philbin announced he was leaving the show in Sept. 2011, what followed was a series of guest co-hosts for several months. In Sept. 2012, ABC and Kelly Ripa finally settled on Michael Strahan, a former NFL football player and current co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. And the show got a new name: Live! with Kelly and Michael.
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