I wasn't referring to AR in that post. That was in response to Taint mentioning a NM guy talking about the Feds not giving his state enough money.
I have no doubt that AR used a Team Romney speechwriter. She may have said "But I need to say this" and the speech was altered but I don't think she was freelancing out there.
FWIW, I think the reason for her on stage was A) it's expected B) to diffuse the belief that Mitt is a business robot with no feelings. Or, at the very least, his loving wife can persuade him to considers the human side before acting.