Skip to comments.Mitt Romney alledges hidden camera incident (Mitt's Meltdown Caught on Tape)
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.
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.
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.
Much ado about nothing IMO.
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.”
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:
that great oldie but goodie from Aug 2007
full of goodies
I don’t know why he’s complaining about the camera. I thought it was a pretty good segment. Pretty interesting, too.
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?
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.
But Willard is one nervous wreck.
But Willard is one nervous wreck defending his cult.
Jeez, Romney is a very neurotic person.
I disagree with this assessment. They had a good disagreement, but Romney was sincere and consistent.
But I'm still voting for Gingrich.
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.
Are you kidding? He seems incredibly nervous, defensively assertive, and bordering on unhinged.
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.
Guess ya gotta have Jedi powers to feel the dark side outta that conversation....
I don’t get it. It plays like a pro-Romney Ad!
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
Watched it, didn’t see that happen. I’m for Newt, totally against Romney. Where is the flying off the handle in that video?
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.
If I were the one talking to Mitt, I’d have told him to chill the hell out and stop jumping to accusations.
So do I.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
2007. Here's a lower-quality upload, but at least semi-properly labeled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MRbIwshAvU
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.
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?
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
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 doesnt 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.
Could you imagine a reporter questioning a candidate like this about Judaism?
Melt down? True temper? Didn’t see it.
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.
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!
RINOmney = vapid dork.
The only diff between him and the Cretin-in-Chief is a slight diff in skin color.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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).
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.
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.
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).