Ann Romney in town: Is it news?

If the wife of a presidential candidate comes to town for a private fund-raiser, gives a three-and-a-half-minute public speech to the party faithful and says nothing of substance, is it news?

I suppose so, given who Ann Romney is married to. But I hope it isn’t big news in the morning paper. There is a line between telling people that someone in the news was in town and being manipulated for a political purpose. And I’ve already written about that this week.

Travis Fain has more.

Friday update: How the News & Record played the story. Looks right, to me.