Romney to sit for interview with CNN's Acosta
July 13th, 2012
02:59 PM ET
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Romney to sit for interview with CNN's Acosta

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney will speak with CNN's Jim Acosta as part of a series of interviews with national television correspondents being done by the Republican presidential candidate Friday.

Acosta's interview will air in its entirety on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" during the 6 p.m. ET hour.

Reporters from all five major television networks are scheduled to interview Romney Friday.

Romney conducted his last interview with CNN on March 26.

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  1. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    He should have all his assets switched around by then .ask him why he needs to be so secretive and if he really think he can get elected with only showing two years of tax returns ???????I don't think so .

    July 13, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    Romney conducted his last interview with CNN on March 26
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    and he gives daily briefings on Faux Snews. Hope they bury him on this interview. He deserves some real questions and a lot of follow-up when he tries to evade answering

    July 13, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  3. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    hopefully he won't get the softball questions he gets all the time from FoxNews

    July 13, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. IF YOU SIGNED GROVER'S PLEDGE, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE U.S.

    After hearing David Gergen and John King trying to defend this tax cheat last night, no wonder he'll go to CNN for an interview. He's going to get asked softball questions. He wants no parts of MSNBC or NBC for that matter.

    July 13, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. Credibility

    Please ask how Romney can be 100% shareholder CEO of Bain until 2002 according to SEC records and not be accountable for any decisions.

    July 13, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Ask why he signed a pledge to the crook lobbyist rover nitwitquest,I think its the kiss of death for the republican bafoon party !!!

    July 13, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  7. tellin it like it is

    >He wants no parts of MSNBC or NBC for that matter

    they are openly obama campaign supporters. why would he? when is obama going to appear on hannity? get my point?

    July 13, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  8. Brian from IL

    Am I the only one who sees the Romney campaign desperate and in disarray after the successful recent Bain/tax return attacks by the Obama campaign? Gov Romney rarely talks to the non-Fox News media, so why now? Were these interviews scheduled a week ago? Anyone have any opinions out there?

    July 13, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Careful!!! Remember not to ask him what newspapers/magazines he reads....they wet themselves over that one!!!! Just play it safe and ask nothing but softball nonsense that his campaign has already approved and written answers to...wouldn't want him to be ruining your seat cushions.

    July 13, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. Jerubbaal

    Maybe Mr. Acosta can get Romney to explain how he could submit 23 years of tax returns to the McCain campaign for VP vetting, but only 1 year to the American voters when he is the repub pres. candidate.

    July 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Obama 2012 - MOVE Forward America, NOT another round of DUBYA's FAILURES

    @tellin it like it is – they are openly obama campaign supporters. why would he? when is obama going to appear on hannity? get my point?
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    Sure they are, and probably not. Not 'cus Obama can't handle Hannity (et al), but because he would not get the respect. or dignified treatment that the POTUS officeholder should be accorded. He would be treated like dirt.

    July 13, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Please ask how Romney can be 100% shareholder CEO of Bain until 2002 according to SEC records and not be accountable for any decisions."

    Indeed. I'd also like to know whether he was lying when he testified before the MA state legislature that he maintained ties to Bain and business interests in MA by attending board meetings, etc., during the operative time period...you know, back when he was trying to convince them he should be on the ballot to run for governor and it was important that he establish such ties. Now it appears to be toxic to his political ambitions, so he's suddenly mouthfarting a totally different tune.

    July 13, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. Joan

    Could he please answer these questions?

    1. If you are able to repeal the Health Care law (which is almost exactly like your signature plan) what will you replace it with and when will the new changes take effect?

    2 .Why are you so reluctant to show your tax returns? All other candidates have done it for years. Are accountants and others scurrying around the world scouring hard drives and shredding evidence?

    3. Why did you sign the rigid Norquist pledge? He is an unelected lobbyist and you should be responsible to the people not him. Would you stand up to him and the Tea Party members or be manipulated like Boehner?

    4. What is your real economic plan? Yes, you have your 59 points but what non-essential programs like health care do you really want to do away with?

    5. What are your real imigration plans? Saying you will replace things with common sense alternatives isn't good enough. What are the alternatives?

    6. Can you honestly explain your views on women's rights, gay rights, minority rights and middle class rights? Don't just say you will do better. How?

    7. If you win and are sworn in, what Bible will you use?

    July 13, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    ">He wants no parts of MSNBC or NBC for that matter

    they are openly obama campaign supporters. why would he? when is obama going to appear on hannity? get my point?"

    NO, we don't get your point. Obama went on Faux Noise and was interviewed by Bret Baier, who was rude, openly hostile and ended up having to apologize to the President of the United States for interrupting him and talking over his answers.

    July 13, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    tellin it like it is

    >He wants no parts of MSNBC or NBC for that matter

    they are openly obama campaign supporters. why would he? when is obama going to appear on hannity? get my point?
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    Pres. Obama has appeared on FOX News Channel. He appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show. That was the time when Bill interrupted the POTUS while he was speaking several dozen times over the span of the 15 minutes or so interview. There are several shows on MSNBC that Mitt could choose from. I'd recommend going to see Chris Matthews.

    July 13, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  16. Sirned

    CNN ....Hit him hard with fair questions. Don't let the fearful and the lapdogs for the rich reporters do the questioning like King...Think like a Racheal Maddow. She is fair hard hitting and gets answers.... Make him answer the questions. Period ....This is serious stuff get serious answers.....

    July 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. Gurgyl

    He will not fit to be POTUS, next.....
    PS: shhhhh did forget saying Bain capital, china job shipping.

    July 13, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Credibility

    Please ask how Romney can be 100% shareholder CEO of Bain until 2002 according to SEC records and not be accountable for any decisions.
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    Good question. Here's another. How can he claim that he wiped his hands clean of Bain in 1999 to go to Salt Lake City, while remaining on the board at Staples [a Bain company he cites as a calling card]? He attended all of the Board meetins like he was a regular Bain guy while he as "working on the Olympics."

    July 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. CanadaONE

    ASK Romney what he is going to do should he loose the election

    1. go back to Bain and outsourse
    2. become a mormon priest or missionary and try to convert the world
    3. move to another country so he can pay less taxes or atleast hide his money there
    4. go back to Mass and tell them how well their health care plan works and why America should do the same
    5. blame everything on the GOP and start a new right wing party to replace the republicans
    6. go back and get his grade 5

    July 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  20. Joe

    The portrait of Mitt Romney is clear now. He is Richard Nixon's double. Mitt claims he was not in charge of Bain after 1999, even though he clearly was the CEO till 2002. He contradicts himself as often as Richard Nixon. If a person is CEO of a corporation and claims to not know what goes on in the corporation. He is either inept, lying or Richard Nixon's double. My guess is, Romney is all three rolled into one. Romney talks about creating jobs, but Romney's career is based on shipping jobs overseas to fill his own trousers with cash. Let's put this into perspective, Romney was the sole shareholder, President and CEO of a company he claims he was not running. Let's say President Romney bombs Iran in 2015, would he claim the Generals bombed Iran while he was vacationing in Salt Lake City and had no knowledge of what happened? Romney's tale is one of deception. We, the American people, are Romney's pawns in his race to the Presidency. This week Romney baited the audience at the NAACP convention. Romney told reporters that the reason he got booed is because "black people just want free stuff." This comes from a guy who got a $77,000 tax deduction for his pet horse. Now Romney has to go on TV and declare to Americans... "I AM NOT A CROOK" how Nixon of him!

    July 13, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  21. Jon

    I bet he will scortch Obama's tail feathers when the question about Obama's lies comes up

    July 13, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  22. Teleprompter No Spin Zone

    Obama should be uimpeached for lying...and all the democratic dregs on here seem to have an IQ equivalent to dirt

    July 13, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    sniffit wrote:

    NO, we don't get your point. Obama went on Faux Noise and was interviewed by Bret Baier, who was rude, openly hostile and ended up having to apologize to the President of the United States for interrupting him and talking over his answers
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    Was it Bret? I though it was O'Reilly. Oh, well. Mitt is too scared to go on Morning Joe, which is almost friendly territory for conservative.

    July 13, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  24. Demsuck

    Liberal Media and Dems are a bunch of lying vultures.......just like the did to Herman Cain....the same liberal media is attacking Romney with false accusations.....America deserves to die

    July 13, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  25. cali girl

    Do not expect any real answers. Remember folks, he still has no plan for: Immigration, Lilly Ledbetter, Equal pay, Economy, ACA, and so on.

    July 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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