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Mitt Romney Accepts MHP's Apology: We Hold No Ill Will Whatsoever
The Right Scoop ^ | 1/5/2014 | Caleb Howe

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:51:09 AM PST by absentee

Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning to discuss several topics, including the story that first broke on The Right Scoop, the segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's show last weekend featuring a Romney family photo.

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ROMNEY: Well first let me just note, Chris, that we love this little guy a great deal. He was an answer to prayer and we love that he is a part of our family. He is part of our family. That being said, I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake, and they've apologized for it. and that's all can you ask for. I am going to mover on from that. I am sure they want to move on from it. Look, I've made plenty of mistakes myself. And they've apologized for this. And you know, I think we can go on from there.

WALLACE: Let me just ask if I can press a little bit on this, sir, you tend to speak from the head. I know Mrs. Romney tends to speak from the heart. I suspect she took this somewhat more personally. The idea that political discourse would include going after a little baby.

ROMNEY: Well, you know, I think people recognize and the folks at MSNBC who have apologized recognize, that people leak me are fair targets. If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming. But children, you know, that's beyond the line and I think they understand that and feel that as well. I think it's a heart felt apology. I think for that reason, we hold no ill will whatsoever.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: grandchild; melissaharrisperry; mittromney; msnbc
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The video is slightly longer than the transcript above. But I mean, what else could Romney say?
1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:51:09 AM PST by absentee
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To: absentee
WALLACE: Let me just ask if I can press a little bit on this, sir, you tend to speak from the head. I know Mrs. Romney tends to speak from the heart.

Translation: Sir, may I gratuitously characterize you as a heartless Republican for just a moment?

2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:53:26 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: absentee

He perhaps could have added a few choice words like vile or attack to his sentence.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:53:50 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: absentee

“Thank you MSNBC, for jump-starting my moribund political reputation.”


4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:18 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: absentee

Romney please go away.

Thank you.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:21 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: absentee

One of Romney’s greatest shortcomings is fear of alienating liberals. He may have principles but he won’t fight for them.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:38 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: absentee

Love you, Mitt. But if children are off limits, why did you parade your group out in that picture?


7 posted on 01/05/2014 6:54:42 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: HChampagne

Wasn’t it a Christmas card?


8 posted on 01/05/2014 6:55:25 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: absentee

Just Mitt being classy. Can you imagine anyone from,MSNBC ever saying anything like this? Me either.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:20 AM PST by circlecity
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To: absentee

Like him or not, Romney is pure class and graciousness as is his wife.

Can you IMAGINE the degree to which a Lefty would milk this for political gain?

The question is rhetorical because no one could possible imagine their prolonged hand wringing and hysteria.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:52 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: absentee
what else could Romney say?

"Ann and I are extremely disappointed that this "journalist" has been allowed to remain on the air. If a conservative made a comment like that, they would immediately be pulled off the air and sent to sensitivity training. MSNBC has a proud history of giving race hustling poverty pimps a microphone and this is just another sad example of the state of the American media."

11 posted on 01/05/2014 6:58:20 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: HChampagne

Was it a photo used in a fund raiser? Don’t quite get your point. Are you actually saying there was some justification for the statement made by the libs at MSNBC?


12 posted on 01/05/2014 6:59:05 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: absentee

I would chalk it up to liberals being idiots and can’t help themselves.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:00:06 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: absentee

Mitt is a very classy and honorable man but he is one of the reasons the GOP won’t win, they won’t fight back.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:00:24 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If you won’t fight for them, are they really principles?


15 posted on 01/05/2014 7:00:55 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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If nothing else, Rommey is always dignified.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 7:01:51 AM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: nonliberal
If a conservative made a comment like that, they would immediately be pulled off the air and sent to sensitivity training.

Sorry, this would never happen. MSNBC would never put a conservative on air.

17 posted on 01/05/2014 7:03:05 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: tobyhill

typical republipussy response


18 posted on 01/05/2014 7:03:26 AM PST by slapshot
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To: absentee

Getting tired of all these statements followed by “apologies”. This lady may be a repugnant, ignorant low life but let her speak freely. It is far better to hear what she and her ilk truly feel, think and believe. Politically correct self censorship and speech codes are inhibiting honest discourse, creativity and innovation in both private and public life. They are distinctively un American. The Soviets employed such restrictions, did not allow criticism or the free expression of thoughts, and look what happened to them.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 7:04:21 AM PST by allendale
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To: absentee

No one is even questioning the underlying false premise here that Mitt Romney adopted a grandson.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:26 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: absentee

Class is like a ‘woody’ I you have it it shows.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:43 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: HChampagne

It was a CHRISTMAS photo. Honest to God, I don’t understand why so many of you are STILL on the “ i hate romney” bandwagon.

I am very certain that this same group will spend the next two years telling everyone that if “x” is nominated, thet arent voting.

Flame away, i am disgusted reading the comments from so called conservatives.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 7:07:19 AM PST by swpa_mom
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To: allendale

(bump)


23 posted on 01/05/2014 7:07:37 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: absentee

It’s ok they called you a racist and then apologized. Good thing the internet stood up a lot stronger than you ever will Mitt, now back to sleep.

Pray America is Waking


24 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:25 AM PST by bray ("The Republic of Texas 2022" is coming in Feb)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Just empty words.

He might have won if he had convinced voters he really stood for anything.

25 posted on 01/05/2014 7:09:14 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: absentee

“But I mean, what else could Romney say?”

***

He could have called her a mean, miserable, racist b**ch.

That’s the trouble with Republicans. They are too “classy” to respond firmly to such ignorant behavior.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 7:09:33 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: circlecity; billyboy15

absolutely....give him a lot of credit and for the so called “Christian” who want to bash him and claim he has ulterior motives, he turned the other cheek in a sense as Christ instructed...

Lord knows i would still be vindictive about it..the really sad part is for all his faults Romney would’ve been a very good president...granted Pol Pot would be an upgrade from the POS presently in office...


27 posted on 01/05/2014 7:11:33 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: absentee

Putting his politics aside, Romney is on par with Ronald Reagan when it comes to being one of the most decent and classy guys in the political arena.


28 posted on 01/05/2014 7:11:36 AM PST by zencycler
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To: swpa_mom

Romney is an admirable man, who has unfortunately become so successful he decided to run for office.

If Romney stayed in the private sector he would have all of our support.

Romney however took over the Republican party and prevented a run by someone who would indeed have been a brilliant president: Sarah Palin.

(that is just a theory, but I stand by it)

I supported Romney. But he’s no good politically. I do not support him now, and think he needs to remove himself from a high-visibility public view.

Nothing against the guy. But please just go away.

Sorry but that’s that.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 7:11:54 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That is Romney’s entire problem in a nutsehll.

He apparently is a great bsuinessman and excellent leader, but is unable to translate that to the political world.

In business world you dont have to think about opponents as enemies to be defeated. He just doesn;t get that.

In business, if you have a better product, you win. In politics that does nto work when the opponents spend 24/7 (with a compliant media) telling everyone how much your product sucks ass.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 7:13:25 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: absentee

Exactly. The point has been made “loud and clear.”


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:15:36 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: absentee

He could have at least light-heartedly said, of course we accept her apology, though her ‘unqualified’ apology did include a few qualifications


32 posted on 01/05/2014 7:15:52 AM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: absentee
But I mean, what else could Romney say?

"I hope this episode helps illustrate how thousands of black babies are in need of good, loving homes, and whether the adopted family is black or white shouldn't matter.  And maybe the host of this program, who herself is from a bi-racial family, could recognize that need and perhaps find it in her heart to adopt a black child herself ."

Naaaa.

 

33 posted on 01/05/2014 7:16:20 AM PST by MNnice
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To: All

How about the GOP go to response training? Romney could have said something like “While I will accept her apology, there must be consequences, more than always just an “I’m sorry”, like Democrats and media always demand from Republicans”.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 7:16:39 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: absentee

Liberals play this game of not answering questions by prosecuting first. More charges will be drawn by democrats. How can Romney forgive her when he never brought up a defence or counter charges against her, pretty much playing dead while moled by a shebear?


35 posted on 01/05/2014 7:16:40 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: God luvs America

Agree with all you say. Romney is a business man and a good one as his history shows. Politics aside he was and remains exactly what this country needs.

It will never happen but I would love to have him hired on as an economic chief with full control of all the government tax policies and fiscal levers.

First job is to make sure every single American who has an income, even if they are on welfare, pays SOMETHING in taxes, even if it is 1% taken right off the top of their check. Nothing like having skin in the game to get people to sit up and take notice when the shi*heads in Congress start their crap about needing additional “investments”.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 7:17:34 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: nonliberal

Juan Williams (not a conservative) got kicked off NPR for simply saying he gets nervous on a plane that has Muslims onboard.

In fact his boss at NPR never even talked to him before they fired him.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 7:18:02 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Mouton

He indeed could have reiterated the story instead of doing the DrSpock scheme. Those who dragged her to answer questions are in the position of forgiving her, not him. He plaid dead. He basically is saying that he would not be contesting her.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:05 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: HChampagne

Gee whiz. It was a Christmas card.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:22 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: absentee

That shows class where as the commie and her followers show what scum they are..


40 posted on 01/05/2014 7:24:14 AM PST by PLD
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To: HChampagne

Ummm...because Christmas Card?


41 posted on 01/05/2014 7:24:20 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: absentee

That shows class where as the commie and her followers show what scum they are..


42 posted on 01/05/2014 7:24:35 AM PST by PLD
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To: ClearCase_guy

Chris Wallace is a disgusting left-wing fifth columnist.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 7:25:59 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: billyboy15
Like him or not, Romney is pure class and graciousness as is his wife.

Wasn't happy with him as a Presidential Candidate but never doubted that he was a kind, gracious man.

And he displayed that grace again today. I say well done Mr. Romney. He displayed a level of grace, character and integrity that the lieberals and the msm will never be capable of displaying.

44 posted on 01/05/2014 7:31:37 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: HChampagne
Love you, Mitt. But if children are off limits, why did you parade your group out in that picture?

As others have said, it was just a family Christmas card that the DBs at MSNBC managed to get a hold of.

But there's another element here as well - Mitt Romney has run for, and lost the election to, the Presidency. He's done, and not coming back, as any sort of political force in this country. The last person who did that at that level was Nixon, right?

I have no issue with the guy lending his voice as one of dozens of political commentators. But I would also say that now that he's not running for anything, and probably will never do so again, he deserves to have a level of privacy not afforded to candidates.
45 posted on 01/05/2014 7:32:10 AM PST by tanknetter (L)
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To: ZULU
Chris Wallace is a disgusting left-wing fifth columnist.

One could say that. Or one could look at the repeated classy answers that Romney gave in response to Wallace's questions as being opportunity after opportunity for Fox News to bash their competition.

46 posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:27 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tanknetter
But I would also say that now that he's not running for anything, and probably will never do so again, he deserves to have a level of privacy not afforded to candidates.

Well stated. Romney's returned to private life and should be afforded the same level of privacy that you and I receive.

If one thinks about the alternative, the minute one becomes a "public figure" they're a target for life?? So I guess one having their name published in a newspaper or appearing on TV to advocate an issue means they give up their right to privacy for life?

No wonder so few good people actually run for political office these days.

47 posted on 01/05/2014 7:36:36 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: absentee

Like the little duck on the water. Calm above the water and kicking his little legs furiously under the water. Romney is seething inside is my guess. And, Wallace is being Wallace. An arrogant pr*ck!


48 posted on 01/05/2014 7:37:53 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nonliberal

Wrong. That would be engaging someone as low and petty as Melissa whats-her-face. Can you imagine Reagan doing something like that? Of course not. Why even give her status?

IMHO, that was Sarah Palin’s mistake when she got into pissing matches with her daughter’s baby daddy. Why would someone of her level get into a public shouting match with some boob like that?


49 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:20 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: absentee

This is the exact same spineless behavior he displayed in the debates.


50 posted on 01/05/2014 7:40:00 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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