Security surrounding the arrival of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, in Shreveport was extremely tight.
So tight, in fact, that it was nearly impossible for media to even catch a glimpse of Mrs. Romney from the time she landed until the time she left.
Ann Romney arrived via private jet at the Shreveport Downtown Airport just after 11 a.m. this morning and was quickly whisked away in a motorcade, along with several people who arrived with her.
Her next stop -- the Shreveport Club on Travis Street, where guests heading into the reception -- and those who just hoped to catch a glimpse of her -- say they want to hear about plans to address the country's most pressing issues.
"Quite a few more million people working is what we'd like," says Ralph Thomas, who says he hoped to see Mrs. Romney on her way inside.
"I'm a physician and I think that we really need to re-address health care reform and make it more equitable to patients and doctors," explains Dr. Holly Wall, a luncheon guest.
A photo opp with Romney was available for guests who shelled out $10,000 and attendees say she visited personally with a small group before making her speech.
Others could attend the luncheon and reception for $2,500 per couple.
"Her grandparents came here so that his kids could have a better America and a better life and so that's what we want to get back to -- the America where our kids will have a better future," says guest Cynthia Robertson.
Guests say she explained her grandfather's choice to come to America from Wales and that the nation's leaders should be committed to fully funding the military.
"The way the cuts are going with the military right now, that's not going to help us in the future. The military is what we need, especially with things going on right now," says Robertson.
"She's a wonderful lady and we'd be lucky to have her in the White House," says luncheon guest Lacy Williams.
Guests did say she did not address the controversy surrounding the recently leaked tape of Mitt Romney who asserted that nearly half of American voters don't pay taxes and feel entitled to services like health care.
Mitt Romney is still trying to do damage control over that leaked video. At a fundraiser today in Atlanta, he pointed to a video of Obama from 1998, in which the then-Senator said he believes in re-distribution.
"He really believes in what I call a government-centered society. I know that there are some people who believe that if you simply take from some and give to others, that we'll all be better off," Mitt Romney said.
Romney said voters need to compare his plans for the economy to President Obama's.