Skip to comments.Mitt Romney to Brian Williams: "I wanted a boring white guy for VP, but you are not available"
Posted on 07/26/2012 10:15:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
(Rush just talked about this. I changed the title to reflect the content of interest.)
NBCs Brian Williams sat down with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, conducting a wide-ranging interview that touched upon gun control, his tax returns, and Romneys Mormon faith.
Romney explained that his previous legislation regarding limits on assault weapons had been a compromise, reiterating that, as he sees it, more laws wont solve the issue of gun violence. He also echoed his previous statements regarding American voters general disinterest when it comes to his tax returns, prompting Williams to say that people are curious about things expensive horses he may have purchased.
When Williams brought up the argument that Romney cannot discuss his past and family history because of its roots in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is, as such, a hidden man, Romney began speaking about his dads experience and struggles, adding that hes very proud of his heritage and of his religion.
I know how much you love quoting unnamed Romney advisers, Williams joked, quoting a source close to the campaign who said Romney is looking for a boring white guy as his VP running mate. Romney laughed in response, (You werent available, he told Williams in a genuinely funny moment) adding that a decision has yet to be made.
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Romney played the punch line perfectly. Williams really looked like a stooge.
Freepers— don’t shoot me, but that line from Romney was down right Reaganesque...he torpedoed the media-enemy while seeming witty and engaging, instead of radical and angry.
Need to see more of this from all republicans and conservatives.
And yes, for the record, Romney was not my first choice, but I am with him all the way over Zero.
I am sure Brian Williams will be asking 0bama all about his past soon, and when he will release all his college records, etc., just like he went after Mitt on his “history” and tax returns. (NOT)
signed - someone who didn't vote for Romney in the primaries, but will likely vote for him in the finals. :)
Quick thinking on Mitt’s part.
Wonder if it registered with Williams.
You're absolutely right. And Williams was a good sport about it.
Please delete this post then.
No one will care about it without knowing the part Rush just talked about.
Only obama can pick boring white guys.
Williams turned red faced.
Look hike he’d been hit with a large striped bass.
I saw this piece last night on Nightly.
Mitt looked like he was primed and ready with the perfect squelch.
” will be asking 0bama all about his past soon”!
That is a load of crappola as the hardest thing Williams has ever asked obammy is whether he had a good round of golf today,,.
He thinks it's cute when he calls other people "incredibly boring," though.
I love hearing stuff like this come out of his mouth. I’m still thinking about what I’ll do when I step into that voting booth but more of this may help me make a decision.
Absolutely! I about busted a gut when he said that!!!!
When I hear Willard say something that I wish I had been able to say to the enemedia, and at the same time, when I hear Obama say things that I thought I've heard come from Kruschev or Mao, then I cannot understand how anyone can say with a straight face that "there's not a dime's worth of difference between them."
LIEBERMAN: I can see my wife and I think she's thinking, "I wish he would go out into the private sector."
CHENEY: Im going to try to help you do that, Joe.
COW=Obuma is that you? How’s your garden growing?
That was one of the great lines ever. Cheney was a cut throat, he was awesome. As good as the line (technically false as it might have been) that he used against John Edwards, to the effect of "Senator, before you had walked up on this stage, I have never met you". BAM!
Glad it registered. When he bows to Fearless Leader, the brain matter is no longer level, and thus is impaired.
Someone is writing his words for him.
I agree 100%! Although I was rooting for Gingrich, I have gone from being a grudging to a resigned to an enthusiastic supporter of Romney. (Full disclosure: I've never been as negative about Mitt Romney as some conservatives have been because I've suspected he was a conservative who had a nice-guy habit to compromise too much, but that he would break that habit when he realized that you just can't give in to Left on anything because they just push for more. I believe Romney knows that now and that he will be a conservative president. In any case, he'd be a dramatic improvement over Obama.)
Headline is misleading. Romney was only joking.
Rush had just mentioned this on the air. I was just trying to convey the gist in the title. You can’t have 500 words in the title. You have to jam it in.
That is hysterical. I loved it.
Congratulations Rob Portman! Come on down!
Romney is no McCain, I’ll give him that.
This is going to be the first time in his political career that Obama is going to have a real opponent.
I like you and Tulane. Mitt’s the man, no holds barred.
Go get ‘em Mitt!
That and the remark about getting the Churchill bust back..
it’s a start.
Didn’t mean to be critical. I thought it was a MSM headline. They always try to skew one’s thinking in their direction before you read their articles.