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Mitt Romney to Brian Williams: "I wanted a boring white guy for VP, but you are not available"
Mediaite.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Alex Alvarez

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.)

NBC’s Brian Williams sat down with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, conducting a wide-ranging interview that touched upon gun control, his tax returns, and Romney’s 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 won’t 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 dad’s experience and struggles, adding that he’s 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 weren’t available,” he told Williams in a genuinely funny moment) adding that a decision has yet to be made.

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1 posted on 07/26/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Romney played the punch line perfectly. Williams really looked like a stooge.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 10:20:22 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 10:21:20 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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)


4 posted on 07/26/2012 10:24:37 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Tulane
It is a shame that anyone who offers a complement to Romney also feels that it is needed to disclaim that he was not their first choice (or else they will be attacked).

signed - someone who didn't vote for Romney in the primaries, but will likely vote for him in the finals. :)

6 posted on 07/26/2012 10:26:59 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Tulane

Agree heartily.

Quick thinking on Mitt’s part.

Wonder if it registered with Williams.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 10:27:27 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Tulane
don’t shoot me, but that line from Romney was down right Reaganesque

You're absolutely right. And Williams was a good sport about it.

8 posted on 07/26/2012 10:28:39 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: newzjunkey
You know better than to change titles.

Please delete this post then.

No one will care about it without knowing the part Rush just talked about.

9 posted on 07/26/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Only obama can pick boring white guys.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 10:30:46 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: hoosiermama

Williams turned red faced.
Look hike he’d been hit with a large striped bass.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 10:31:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Tulane

I saw this piece last night on Nightly.
Mitt looked like he was primed and ready with the perfect squelch.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 10:32:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: exit82
Wonder if it registered with Williams.

It definitely registered, and Williams, though cordial, did not appreciate it one bit -- being called boring.
13 posted on 07/26/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NEMDF

” 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,,.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 10:34:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: TomGuy
It definitely registered, and Williams, though cordial, did not appreciate it one bit -- being called boring.

He thinks it's cute when he calls other people "incredibly boring," though.

15 posted on 07/26/2012 10:36:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Tulane

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.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 10:37:04 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: hoosiermama
Romney played the punch line perfectly. Williams really looked like a stooge.

Absolutely! I about busted a gut when he said that!!!!

17 posted on 07/26/2012 10:41:05 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ha! Ha!....Williams steps in it!
18 posted on 07/26/2012 10:43:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: samiam1972; Tulane
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.

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."

19 posted on 07/26/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Reminds me of this exchange from the VP debate of October 5th, 2000:

LIEBERMAN: I can see my wife and I think she's thinking, "I wish he would go out into the private sector."

CHENEY: I’m going to try to help you do that, Joe.

20 posted on 07/26/2012 10:44:34 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

COW=Obuma is that you? How’s your garden growing?


21 posted on 07/26/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: mass55th
CHENEY: I’m going to try to help you do that, Joe.

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!

22 posted on 07/26/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: TomGuy

Glad it registered. When he bows to Fearless Leader, the brain matter is no longer level, and thus is impaired.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 10:57:53 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Tulane

Someone is writing his words for him.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: Tulane
“And yes, for the record, Romney was not my first choice, but I am with him all the way over Zero.”

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.)

25 posted on 07/26/2012 11:33:14 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Headline is misleading. Romney was only joking.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Crucial

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.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That is hysterical. I loved it.


28 posted on 07/26/2012 12:14:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Congratulations Rob Portman! Come on down!


29 posted on 07/26/2012 12:16:04 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (GHWB gave us Souter. W gave us Roberts. Can we risk Jeb in the White House?)
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To: hoosiermama

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.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 12:17:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: utahagen

I like you and Tulane. Mitt’s the man, no holds barred.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 12:19:25 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Go get ‘em Mitt!
That and the remark about getting the Churchill bust back..
it’s a start.


32 posted on 07/26/2012 1:48:09 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 8:21:11 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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