Skip to comments.Mitt unplugged
Posted on 08/04/2007 2:34:44 PM PDT by mmanager
Mitt Romney engaged in a heated discussion about his Mormon faith with a prominent Des Moines talk show host off the air on Thursday morning. The contentious back-and-forth between Romney and WHO's Jan Mickelson began on the air (video link courtesy Breitbart.tv) when the former governor appeared on the popular program that has become a regular stop for GOP presidential hopefuls. But the conversation spilled over to a commercial break and went on after the program ended, where a visibly annoyed Romney spoke in much greater detail about his church's doctrines than he is comfortable doing so in public.
The footage was captured by the station's in-studio camera and posted on its website. But Romney, who is careful to portray a sunny and upbeat public image, clearly did not know he was being recorded. The candidate reveals a private side that is at turns cutting, combative and sarcastic, but most of all agitated at being forced to defend what he and his church stand for.
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Why would one be agitated to comment on what his church stands for? It's part of the deal running for POTUS.
Video link available at site.
As they say, the mike is always on, but now it is the camera that is always on, too.
Without his disclosure of his beliefs makes one question his intentions in office. Some might argue that it is a personal matter but I disagree when it comes to play with the POTUS. I believe it speaks volumns of a persons integrity when these questions are asked.
Mitt is a B/S’er
“Without his disclosure of his beliefs makes one question his intentions in office.”
I know all those words, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what is meant by putting them in that order.
Podcast - Get your Podcast!!
How about: If you don’t have the balls to tell me what you believe in I’m not going to give you the freak’n time of day. He wants to go around smiling, shaking hands with that hollywood smile and not answer the questions, screw him. That is the Mormans M.O. They will never answer the real questions or they have some b/s they make up to skirt the issue.
James Carville: "It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing. Romney is an ascendant guy."
As for me, come the Mormon Second Coming, I’m boarding that magical Nephite spaceship to take me to star Kolob, where the Mormon god Elohim will greet me in human form.
After all, I’ve got my temple recommend.
Dont forget the gold plated dinnerware and the white salamanders... LOL
From the transcript: " Again asking Romney to come back to show, Mickelson offered, "I hope we can do this so we can expend some quality time on here rather than the sound bytes."
"No, I don't like coming on the air and having you go after me and my church," Romney testily responded.
"I'm not going after your church; I agree with your church!" Mickelson replied somewhat incredulously.
"I'm not running as a Mormon," Romney came back, "and I get a little tired of coming on a show like yours and having it all about Mormon."
"See, I don't mind about it being all about that," Mickelson explained.
"I do. I do," Romney struck back.
The bickering went on, even as Romney was walking out the studio door and pointed out that he's "not running to talk about Mormonism."
That's gonna go over real well with the mormon voters...especially at the "Ask Mitt Anything" forums.
My sons tell me it's time to contribute to their blog with a dispatch from the campaign trail. Boy, are they working hard and having fun at the same time! Im told the Five Brothers blog is one of the most popular features on our web site. I guess I can't put this off any longer. This week I found myself in Iowa. At a forum in Sioux Center, attended by more than 250 people, I got the opportunity to answer questions from citizens. It's something we do regularly. We call them "Ask Mitt Anything" forums. Of course, as I tell audiences I meet with, "I don't know everything, but you can ask me anything."
From Five Brothers: The Romney Campaign Blog
This thread should get some kind of award for despicable religious bigotry, don’t you think or don’t you?
After reading a couple of posts, I agree...
Substitute Jews for Mormons and this lot would be permanently banned.
Wow! Mitt handles himself well in that Video! Very impressive. Especially considering when Jan Mickelson says that they are off the record!
Give me a break. When you are running to run this country all items of your life is on the table.
What if he was Islam, a Buddist, a Wiccan or a Christian,there is nothing wrong asking where he stands in his beliefs. Is it a test for the Presidency; no. But don’t b/s us when the question is asked.
Bigot, no, answers yes.
I’m a Mormon, and I am not strange, nor has my religion been debunked.
Not voting for someone based solely on their religious denomination is silly and childish, but to each his own.
I’m not voting for Mitt (unless he somehow inexplicably wins the nomination) because, in my view, he’s not conservative enough. (I also personally feel he’s not Mormon enough, but that alone wouldn’t sway my vote.)
Mickelson has a valid point that Mitt seems
By avoiding the elephant in the room (mormonism),
it makes Mitt look evasive and uncomfortable with
who he professes to be. It appears that way to
My own theory is that voters need to believe that
when they hear a candidate talk, he really believes
what they are hearing him say. Those with strong
convictions are recognized - and this is an “internal
consistency” test voters apply.
Clinton had a unique way of dealing with this...
He is such an accomplished liar, that when voters heard
him speak, they really believed that he believed the
things he was saying.
If Mitt continues this path, it makes him look evasive,
shifty, inconsistent, etc. I am not saying he is. But
it appears that he knows mormonism is such an issue that
he is avoiding talking about it in order to not make it
the focus. This will not be the easiest thing to deal
with no matter which path he takes.
I actually think he handled himself well, generally.
His problem was when he reacted to the suggestions
instead of hearing what Mickelson was trying to
communicate. How can he be an effective CEO, if he
doesn’t know how to listen???
Standard Disclosures Apply: I won’t vote for anyone
in a cult for POTUS, etc.