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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan set for first joint interview on '60 Minutes'
EW ^ | August 12, 2012 | by Laura Hertzfeld

Posted on 08/12/2012 11:56:23 AM PDT by SMGFan

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his newly-named running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), will appear in their first joint interview on Sunday’s 60 Minutes. Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer will conduct the interview, CBS News tweeted Sunday morning.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; romney2012

1 posted on 08/12/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

60 minutes?!?! I hope R&R are prepared to lacerate those punks! So, will Zero and Sub-Zero (Biden) subject themselves to a Megyn Kelly interview?


2 posted on 08/12/2012 11:59:35 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SMGFan
DON'T DO IT!!
3 posted on 08/12/2012 11:59:35 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: SMGFan

Ive been watching them all weekend doing speeches etc. Paul Ryan is actually fantastic!! and Romney looks like he is having one hell of a time, finally. A little pep in his step. Ryan completes him, lol. (You complete... me, Jerry McGuire)


4 posted on 08/12/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SMGFan

And then will be edited heavily to show them saying things far out of context. Why ‘R’ candidates agree to go on any of the domestic terrorist networks (NBC, ABC, CBS) blows my mind.. It’s as if they think ‘Hey I’LL be the one that they interview fairly and show in a decent light.” Wrong. They hate you. They hate your family. They love chaos. They love communism. Mostly, they love themselves.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 12:00:15 PM PDT by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: SMGFan

It’ll be a hit piece, and provide fodder for the network morning shows all week. Why haven’t Republicans figured that out?


6 posted on 08/12/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by Spok
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To: SMGFan

Hopefully the campaign will have its own cameras running in order to refute the almost-certain selectively negative editing that will occur.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 12:02:12 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: SMGFan
  +JOB!

8 posted on 08/12/2012 12:05:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: jeffc; Old Sarge

This speaks to confidence, competence, fire in the belly for the issues to go into the lion’s den right out of the shoot.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 12:07:15 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: SMGFan

They go on 60 min. but won’t talk to Mark Levin?


10 posted on 08/12/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan
Questions from Bob—

“Why do you two want to kill seniors, I mean I just don't understand it.”

“Mr. Romney, in vetting Mr. Ryan, you asked to see 20 years of his tax returns, but yet you only released 2 years. Don't the American people deserve more?”

11 posted on 08/12/2012 12:08:29 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: jeffc

‘...will Zero and Sub-Zero (Biden) subject themselves to a Megyn Kelly interview?..’

I suggest Neil Cavuto or Sean Hannity...but, guess, we better not hold our breath...will never happen.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 12:08:49 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: NittanyLion

The election combat will be fought entirely between the elite Marxist media of old and the new media. The battleground is entirely on the field of media.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 12:11:54 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: SMGFan

They are like the Stepford wives answering to their liberal leaders. Why do they have to go to that show? 60 minutes is crap.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: SMGFan

Will appear in their first joint interview on Sunday’s 60 Minutes,

Mass editing to ensue.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 12:16:32 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SMGFan
I'm all for it. Any attempts by CBS to do selective editing will quickly be exposed by other media - such as what we saw in the Zimmerman case. Romney and Ryan are both well spoken and need the exposure if they are going to capture the votes of Independents and disaffected Democrats. You aren't going to win this election by only appearing on the Sean Hannity Show.

I think this hurt Sarah Palin last go-around. The McCain campaign dithered around with respect to putting Palin out there in the media. The media meme became that "Palin is unprepared." As a result, when Palin did finally do some interviews, there was more scrutiny on her than there should have been.

16 posted on 08/12/2012 12:18:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SMGFan

Why in the hell would you reward 60 Minutes with the first interview? If anything, they should be the last. Their record of partisanship is second to none and should be the basis for putting them last.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 12:28:47 PM PDT by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: SMGFan
If they can't handle these lightweight weasels there is no hope. I know that Ryan will have Scheiffer for lunch....er supper.
18 posted on 08/12/2012 12:34:15 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger
BAD A$$ MISTAKE!! Remember what they did to Palin on her first interview?!! PLEASE ROMNEY IF YOU READ THIS....DON'T DO IT!! Don't tell us you weren't WARN!! FREAKIN republicans never learn!! UGHHHH!!
19 posted on 08/12/2012 12:43:25 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: SMGFan

60 minutes is still on TaaVaa?

Funny, I used to think they were like cutting edge 30 years ago. I remember the clock ticking thing.


20 posted on 08/12/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion or tools of deceit)
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To: Paladin2

Though 60 minutes is a pus filled bucket of scum, their demographics are the ones R&R need to reach...

Levin is great but R&R will be preaching to the choir...


21 posted on 08/12/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: RitaOK

No, rather it speaks of Insanity: doing the same thing twice, thinking you’ll get a different result.

Willard & Ryan are actually BEGGING to get Palinized, even before the convention. Who’s next, al-Qati Couric getting another Pulitzer?


22 posted on 08/12/2012 12:53:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Paladin2
They go on 60 min. but won’t talk to Mark Levin?

I didn't know Levin had a weekend show or that he had invited them to appear on it and that they had turned him down.

23 posted on 08/12/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SMGFan

Buried behind the PGA which will probably run long, and under the Olympics.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 1:13:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Old Sarge

These guys are not Palin, as I am sure you agree. They are neither novices to the blood sport of a national campaign, nor trapped in sentiment alone as their only tool of battle. These guys are ready for a tour de’ force, Ryan being an authority in his field, with large footprints in brains and politics and Ruse Romney is his own master of the long knives.

Ryan has already bested Obama himself face to face. The media might not get their assignment so easily accomplished against Ryan though they will try to make him cry. He is smarter than they are clearly.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: SMGFan

Into the belly of the filthy beast.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: jeffc

>> 60 minutes?!?! I hope R&R are prepared to lacerate those punks!

Even if they do, the 60 min “crew” will slice and dice the inverview and put it back together — with plenty of innuendo slathered in between sound bytes — to make them look like Attilla the Hun and David Duke.

This is a really, really BAD idea.

Unless they secure an ironclad promise that the news crew will air the interview in its entirety, with NO comment and NO analysis, they should avoid ANY outing with the devil’s children that call themselves the MSM.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 1:37:28 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: RoseofTexas

Palin had a sweet naivete thinking she would be treated fairly and was not properly managed or prepared by Mr. Idiot McCain with his refusal to kick any serious ass. If anybody will be pissing their pants it will be Schieffer.

Ryan is very well prepared now after 14 years of serious street fighting. Romney might waffle in some ways, but Ryan will kick serious ass.


28 posted on 08/12/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: RitaOK

Rita, while Ryan might be able to last a few rounds in the arena, what confidence have you that Bishop Willard will do the same?

Willard was quite adept at destroying his conservative opponents in the runup to Tampa. Where do you see any fire at all for confronting the Kenyan? Ryan’s not the top of the ticket, Willard is.

All I can see is 2008 Redux. A RINO at the top of the ticket, and the VP will be sodomized by the Media, allowing an illegitimate bisexual Marxist to win.

It’s as if the Republican Party WANTS to lose.


29 posted on 08/12/2012 1:54:46 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Willard apparently eschews an “appearance” with Levin.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RoseofTexas

Romney and Ryan aren’t Sarah Palin.
Having said that, it would be smart of them to require that their agreement is conditioned on approving the final edited version, considering the antics CBS is capable of.
Otherwise it very well could be several instances of Ralph Maccio in `My Cousin Vinny’ saying, “I killed those people?” with the question marks left on the cutting room floor.
Sixty Minutes is the belly of the beast.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SMGFan

Schieffer chided Ryan April 2011

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/08/12/flashback-schieffer-chided-paul-ryan-interview-him-tonight-s-60-minutes


32 posted on 08/12/2012 2:22:03 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Sixty Minutes???

Let’s hope Mitt and Company are prepared for highly selective editing calculated to present them in the worst possible light.

The Sixty Minutes staff are friends neither to the Republicans nor to the truth.


33 posted on 08/12/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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34 posted on 08/12/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: SMGFan

The liberals are already freaking out about R & R. I thought they wanted Republicans to choose Romney?


35 posted on 08/12/2012 2:55:01 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: Old Sarge

Yep, they set Romney up to look like a tool by editing the interview to make the last question about his gaffe when introducing Ryan.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SMGFan

60 minutes followed the interview with a segment on the unemployed, which helped highlight that there is indeed an unemployment problem.


37 posted on 08/12/2012 8:17:18 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: SMGFan; All
I saw the version posted online which was clearly hacked up and Bob's aww shucks smarminess is tiresome. Sadly he might be the best on the broadcast networks these days.

Romney seemed very at ease, the most at ease I've noted which I find encouraging. Ryan focused on some key phrases and language about jobs we can expect throughout the campaign and the lack of leadership. Romney focused on presenting Ryan as a bipartisan leader. It's smart.

Romney's smart to pivot away from the trap that he's now committed to Ryan's budget plan by reminding Bob he has his own plan and that's what they're running on.

Notice the press and Dems always talk about the first Mediscare proposal that Newt called "right-wing social engineering" and ignore the newer bipartisan Wyden-Ryan reform plan which gives a choice between the existing system or the new for younger Americans.

They seem likeable, competent, genuine, a team but I don't have a tingle up my leg for this ticket. Some of it may be fatigue and skepticism. Don't dare hope.

As I've said for many many months, if Obama was John F Kerry or John McCain with the same record, he'd be doomed to one and done as he should be. However, I won't believe it's over until the results are certified. As a country we can't handle another 2000. I don't know if we can collectively handle another four years of "Hope & Change."

38 posted on 08/12/2012 10:47:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 85 days away.)
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