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Mitt Romney alledges hidden camera incident (Mitt's Meltdown Caught on Tape)
YouTube ^ | 12/12/2011 | dannybishopdsm

Posted on 01/29/2012 6:32:15 PM PST by JediJones

At 10:20 in, Romney thinks he's no longer being recorded and gradually flies off the handle in an off-air conversation with the host. Here you can see the true temper behind the corporate raiding "buyout baron." The link will open the video at exactly the right moment, no need to use the slider.

I recall another freeper said he/she had a friend who worked for Mitt Romney once and said he was the meanest man she'd ever met. Please reply to confirm the details of that if the freeper who wrote that several weeks ago is reading this.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2007; 2007video; angry; hiddencamera; interview; mittromney; videofrom2007
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1 posted on 01/29/2012 6:32:24 PM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones
Disagree with Mitt as I do in regard to politics I have never once heard anyone say the man was mean.

I live in Boston and try as they might the left wing media in this town could not find one person who worked with him or for him to say anything unpleasant about him. He was known for being polite to everyone he came in contact with.

From waiters to his State Police driver.

I have heard any number of stories from people who had encounters with him and not once did I hear the guy was a jerk.

2 posted on 01/29/2012 6:43:09 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: JediJones

I don’t think this video is from this current campaign cycle. I remember seeing this the last time Romney ran for president in 2008. It is certainly more than a couple years old. I may be wrong but I don’t think I am. Either way....timing is immaterial. Romney sux.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 6:43:31 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: JediJones

Much ado about nothing IMO.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 6:44:42 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: JediJones

Where’s the meltdown? I watched most of the last eight minutes or so and didn’t see anything that qualifies as a “meltdown,” unless the word has been redefined to mean, “a mildly animated and contentious discussion.”


5 posted on 01/29/2012 6:44:42 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: JediJones

This is a lot of video to watch, just to fall asleep listening to Romney talk.

I don’t see much worth watching, there are other, shorter videos of Romney really losing his cool, like this one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839804/posts


6 posted on 01/29/2012 6:44:47 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: JediJones

ah yes

that great oldie but goodie from Aug 2007

full of goodies


7 posted on 01/29/2012 6:45:08 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: JediJones

I don’t know why he’s complaining about the camera. I thought it was a pretty good segment. Pretty interesting, too.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 6:45:22 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: JediJones

I don’t see it. I just spent the 11 minutes to watch and listen from 10:20 on. He doesn’t fly off the handle at all.

This video doesn’t do anything to show Romney has a temper it only shows he is passionate about his church.

Too bad most people will just read your intro and not spend the time listening...but I guess that is what your point was...

For the record I DO NOT SUPPORT Romney but your post is very misleading and doesn’t help people understand our candidates in fact if anything I think some people watching this would have a positive view of Romney...is that what you really intended?


9 posted on 01/29/2012 6:47:06 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: JediJones

I’m not a Romney supporter, but the linked U-tube clip made him look pretty good, in my opinion. He seemed open-minded, energetic, quick on his feet, and well-informed about the topics discussed on the vid (which, being largely about the Mormon faith, have just about no interest to me at all). “Meltdown” is not a word I would use to describe the linked vid.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 6:47:36 PM PST by Jubal Harshaw
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To: warsaw44

But Willard is one nervous wreck.


11 posted on 01/29/2012 6:48:05 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Huck 2012 with Cain, Palin, Santorum, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: warsaw44

But Willard is one nervous wreck defending his cult.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 6:48:26 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Huck 2012 with Cain, Palin, Santorum, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: JediJones

Jeez, Romney is a very neurotic person.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 6:48:29 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: JediJones
and gradually flies off the handle in an off-air conversation with the host

I disagree with this assessment. They had a good disagreement, but Romney was sincere and consistent.

But I'm still voting for Gingrich.

14 posted on 01/29/2012 6:49:31 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: JediJones

If you look at at the reflection in the window behind Romney, you can see the tech (wearing a baseball cap) crouched behind a very large, clunky videocam. It actually had a red ‘on’ light, though I can’t spot it.

And then there’s Romney lying about the pro-abortion official position of the LDS church.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 6:49:42 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Are you kidding? He seems incredibly nervous, defensively assertive, and bordering on unhinged.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 6:50:25 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: JediJones

For what it is worth, a very close friend knew Mittins when they were college students. According to my friend, Mittins was a mean person back then. Just for what it is worth.


17 posted on 01/29/2012 6:50:54 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: JediJones

Guess ya gotta have Jedi powers to feel the dark side outta that conversation....


18 posted on 01/29/2012 6:51:32 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: JediJones

I don’t get it. It plays like a pro-Romney Ad!


19 posted on 01/29/2012 6:52:30 PM PST by old school
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To: JediJones

1st off I’m not a Mitt nuthin.....but to be fair.....he no more melted down than a dog named Bo.

I’m also not a Mormon but if I was, I’d be damned proud of the way Mitt defended his faith

bad headline and bad intentions


20 posted on 01/29/2012 6:52:49 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: JediJones

Watched it, didn’t see that happen. I’m for Newt, totally against Romney. Where is the flying off the handle in that video?


21 posted on 01/29/2012 6:55:09 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: JediJones

Meltdown? Where? This was just a good passionate discussion, and I happen to agree with his position for the most part. Let’s not overplay the hand, there are plenty of valid reasons to oppose Romney without nitpicking and making stuff up.


22 posted on 01/29/2012 6:55:59 PM PST by bigbob
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To: advertising guy

If I were the one talking to Mitt, I’d have told him to chill the hell out and stop jumping to accusations.


23 posted on 01/29/2012 6:56:02 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I remember seeing this the last time Romney ran for president in 2008.

So do I.

24 posted on 01/29/2012 6:56:39 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: JediJones

There are good reasons not to support Romney. This video, however, and whatever it is you think it shows, is not one of those reasons.


25 posted on 01/29/2012 6:57:09 PM PST by Dagnabitt ("None of the above" ain't running.)
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To: warsaw44
He was known for being polite to everyone he came in contact with.

Perhaps but all those condescending looks and smarmy laughs are beyond creepy. Seems like a mask. He's always on stage and acting. He's hiding something with that holier than thou bs.

26 posted on 01/29/2012 6:58:18 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: surfer

The difference in his demeanor between when the headphones are on and he’s on the air vs. when he thinks he is off the air are stark. He has never shown this side of himself in public that I’ve seen. I find his personality as shown here to be self-centered, short-tempered, rude, repellent, appalling and disgusting. This is a peek at the Romney that Brett Baier said confronted him off-camera to complain about his Special Report interview last month. It also fits with the Romney who we know from Politico’s article is cold as ice and refuses to talk to or engage with reporters on a personal level on the campaign trail (unlike Newt).


27 posted on 01/29/2012 6:58:18 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
I agree.

I really dislike Romney -- but I watched the first 13 minutes of this video and I thought he was more polite and more reasonable than the guy interviewing him.

I will never vote for Romney. That's a flat statement. But this video doesn't show me that he's a jerk.

28 posted on 01/29/2012 7:02:03 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: JediJones
Original Intent, Volume 6, Issue 3—Aug/Sept 2007
Guard With Jealousy the Public Liberty: The American Constitution
An Elective King!!!
Yet, over the last century or so the Presidency has taken on a life of its own, one akin to that of a King. As a matter of fact, the American presidency has become exactly what the “Anti-Federalists” feared, the office of “an elective king.” 6 According to the late Dr. W. Cleon Skousen
(mentioned in the interview): “The Founders would be amazed to learn that under the influence of a European centralist philosophy known as democratic socialism, the President has been burdened with a host of other responsibilities never dreamed of by the Founders.” 7 Likewise, one can only imagine their alarm to see the vast number of federal agencies that now exist under the executive branch as well as to learn that these agencies are authorized under the color of law to reach across state, county and local government boundaries to meddle in the private lives of American citizens.
Jefferson warned that executive tyranny could one day become a reality: “The executive in our governments is not the sole, it is scarcely the principal, object of my jealousy. The tyranny of the legislatures is the most formidable dread at present and will be for many years. That of the executive will come in its turn, but it will be at a remote period.” 8

Are we at that remote period?

It's been a while since I've linked them...
The Papers of James Madison - Notes on the Debates in the Federal Convention

29 posted on 01/29/2012 7:03:10 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I remember seeing this the last time Romney ran for president in 2008.

2007. Here's a lower-quality upload, but at least semi-properly labeled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MRbIwshAvU

30 posted on 01/29/2012 7:04:17 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: warsaw44

I seem to recall an incident during the SLC Olympics where he personally berated and insulted some volunteers for something. Memory seems to tell me it was a traffic control situation near Snowbasin in Ogden.

I think he can turn into another person if he thinks he will either never see you again or he is not emotionally tied to you in any way.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 7:06:17 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: JediJones

If posters can’t see Romney’s Clintonesque instinct to lie, bristle and double-talk, I don’t know what to say...

Do viewers understand that Mitt claims he was secretly recorded by a hidden camera?


32 posted on 01/29/2012 7:08:46 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JediJones

More info on the incident:

Video source is apparently: Jan Mickelson radio talk show on Aug 2, 2007 on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa

http://granitegrok.com/blog/2007/12/i_knew_ronald_reagan_mitt_romney_is_no_r

As part of her “primary questions” project, Katie Couric asked all of the candidates about the last time they lost their temper and what happened. Romney said he doesn’t lose his temper but instead becomes “intense.” He went on to note that the last time was in a radio interview w/ Jan Mickelson in Iowa, during which he said Mickelson attacked his faith.


33 posted on 01/29/2012 7:09:07 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: cynwoody
August 5, 2007.
34 posted on 01/29/2012 7:09:19 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: JediJones

Could you imagine a reporter questioning a candidate like this about Judaism?


35 posted on 01/29/2012 7:10:56 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: JediJones

Melt down? True temper? Didn’t see it.


36 posted on 01/29/2012 7:16:27 PM PST by O6ret
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To: Krankor

Not the same thing at all. Jews have ‘denominations’ with their own positions, not a hierarchy. And secular Jews see their affinity as ethnic, not religious at all.


37 posted on 01/29/2012 7:17:46 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JediJones
Judging by the replies, so far, it still amazes me what people take away from this interview. Where is people's curiosity?
I went looking for information on the name that was dropped twice as it seemed central to the interviewer's POV.
38 posted on 01/29/2012 7:17:53 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: JediJones; All

I really don’t have enough of a masochistic streak to watch this alleged ‘meltdown’ video clip, and I thank my fellow FReepers for suffering through however much of it they did so I could decide not to watch it, as one comment stated “there are plenty of reasons to oppose Romney, this video is not one” so I’ll just go with that.

It still comes down to “would I trust this man to transport my Irish Setter to Canada without strapping him to the roof rack of his station wagon?” And the answer is HELL NO!


39 posted on 01/29/2012 7:19:37 PM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: JediJones

RINOmney = vapid dork.

Period.

The only diff between him and the Cretin-in-Chief is a slight diff in skin color.


40 posted on 01/29/2012 7:20:36 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JediJones

I have one important question. Just why does Romney want to be president? He sure doesn’t need the money. Is it for prestige, or to avenge his dad’s failure to become president?

Whatever his motive, I’m sure it isn’t for the good of the American public. He appears so plastic and even his smile is fake. He gives me the heebie jeebies!


41 posted on 01/29/2012 7:21:53 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: JediJones

I am no Mittbot, but I didn’t hear a meltdown at all. I did hear two people talking past each other. The radio announcer was annoying and frankly pretentious in trying to tell Romney how he should represent the views of his church, bizarre as they may seem to the rest of us. I could hear what points both of them were making and could also hear that both of them were missing each other’s points. A few times in my life I’ve met people who truly did not understand what I was saying and I truly didn’t understand what they were saying, and we just kept saying the same thing over and over. That was what seemed to be going on here.


42 posted on 01/29/2012 7:23:03 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: JediJones

What he said was, “unbeknownst to me, there was a hidden camera in the room.”

Now, whatever, say what you want about Mr. Romney, but that just isn’t true. (huge camera, plus camera guy, etc)

Jan Mickelson is an excellent radio host and sharp as a tack, and he did not, and does not, appreciate outright falshoods like that.


43 posted on 01/29/2012 7:24:24 PM PST by Freedom4US
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To: JediJones

The video really doesn’t hurt Romney, just a bit of an animated discussion between 2 folks pressed for time.

Although until I watched it, I didn’t realize that the Mormon faith was indifferent to the pro-life issue.


44 posted on 01/29/2012 7:26:31 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: JediJones
Yow.

While I wouldn't even come close to calling this an example of a meltdown, it sure hints at what would happen if Romney was asked, on live camera, about the Celestial Wives and Planet Golob, getting a planet all to himself when he dies, etc. beliefs of Mormonism.

He would catch fire and blow up. Spectacularly and decisively.

GOOD WORK reviving this video (I guess it came from 2008), JedJo. Considering who the guy is, and who he was talking to, it reveals to me a guy who is on the EDGE of victicrat mindset -- "attacking my religion." He is high-strung and defensive. Okay in a regular Joe, but BAD NEWS in a guy who seeks to be the Leader of the Free World. Romney growls with a smile and is a civil bully (you can see the radio guy is very shaken), but Romney would be as brittle as a snarling chihuahua on the World stage.

Romney is bad news for America and for the GOP. BAD NEWS. Piss on Mitt Romney.

GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH.

45 posted on 01/29/2012 7:29:27 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: JediJones

Really...you must have watched a different video. He was far more aggressive in the last debate then he was in this video.

But thank you for the link because I found a fantastic interview with Rick Santorum from that same radio station and after listening to that it has solidified my vote in FL this week!!!


46 posted on 01/29/2012 7:30:55 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: jjotto
Ok. Then what about Christianity or Catholicism? "So tell me, Newt. You believe people rise from the dead? Do you mean like zombies? So you believe if you say a certain prayer, you can knock off, oh, 500 years from purgatory? If you say it twice, will you knock of 1000 years? Is there like a courtroom where you get sentenced to purgatory? Does a judge say, I sentence you to 5,000 years without parole."
If someone wanted to, they could ridicule any religion. The point is, they don't, because the public wouldn't stand for it. Think about it. A reporter would never mock a Hindu candidate, "So you believe in some kind of Elephant god?" But Mormons are fair game.
47 posted on 01/29/2012 7:32:29 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: Krankor

I think the exact exchange you’re describing did not happen on air.

Mickelson, in 2007 when this happened, was predisposed to PROMOTING Romney over McCain, not trash him. (Thus the references to Skousen).

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/221780/romneys-radical-roots/mark-hemingway

Mickelson was surprised that Romney took offense, and was bemused by the situation getting hostile.

I know the Iowans in that studio and I have used that clunky old vidcam.


48 posted on 01/29/2012 7:45:42 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JediJones

Meltdown? COME ON... if you have to label people’s passion in negative terms, you poison the waters of discourse, and you have an agenda. Mitt is not reliable in terms of “what he has to say to get elected”, and for that reason alone, most conservatives will feel twice as queasy voting for him than for Newt... but to label that video episode of Mitt as having a meltdown, is just plain intellectually dishonest.


49 posted on 01/29/2012 7:54:15 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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I know have more respect for Mitt after watching that. Was that your intention? I especially liked how he passionately defended his religion.

I would rather have a observant (Jew, Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness etc.) in office which I disagree with theologically than the Atheist/Communist that we have in office now. What I am saying is I have respect for people of Faith who practice that faith in their lives (even if I don’t share their religious beliefs).


50 posted on 01/29/2012 7:54:45 PM PST by RC51
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