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

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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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-The Situation Room
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  1. Vic of New York

    Right. Be sure to ask why Romney gave testimony in 2002 to the Ballot Law Commission in Massachusetts, in which he said that he had “remained on the board of the Staples Corporation and Marriott International, the LifeLike Corporation” and returned to the state for “board meetings, between 1999 and 2002. Or were they not companies held by Bain?

    July 13, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. scott

    Obama is using desperate negative attack ads to try and deflect attention from his duismal record on the economy.

    When John King from CNN basically destroys this story (read his article) you can bet that Obama will be throwing his campaign staff under the bus when he gets caught pushing outright lies about Romney. Too funny.

    July 13, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Joe

    OMG...all you people still supporting the proven lie(s) in the Bain attack ads???? Even after they've been shown to be false??? Wow...who's Desperate?

    July 13, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe Say_Nothing -Do_Nothing_Flip_n_Flopper VULTURE CAPITALIST

    This idiot Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe better start talking!...because BAIN CAPITAL, his OFFSORE ACCOUNTS & and his lying TAX RETURNS will be the FRONT & CENTER of this CAMPAIGN!

    The BAIN PAIN will be the downfall of mitt robme!!!....he either stonewall and refuse to release more TAX RETURNS or he released them and ALL AMERICANS see what a greedy corporate raider this Out-sourcer-in-Chief was and still his!!!!

    23YRS of TAX RETURENS to the John McSame Campaign for veepee vetting....but just one TAX Return to the AMERICAN PUBLIC?....Just what is mitt robme hiding?!

    DEMAND ANSWERS.....AMERICANS DESERVE TO KNOW!!!

    July 13, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "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?"

    Funny you should mention that. There are shredder trucks out in front of Mittens' campaign headquarter in Boston today haha. I'm not kidding either.

    July 13, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. indie52

    Willard Romney is living up to his name, he's just like Willard the rat.

    July 13, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "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
    ---
    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."
    ====
    Yeppers...I checked first cuz I almost mis-remembered it too. I don't watch Faux anymore since Beck left...he was the only reason to tune in really. Nothing beats the entertainment value of a paranoid schizophreniform in the throes of a medication non-compliance bender being given a chalkboard and his own tv show.

    July 13, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  8. Jacque

    This is a bogus interview, and I agree with all who saw the John King/David Gergen discussion with Andersen, what an incredible hoax. So folks be prepared for the "set-piece questions" and political cover CNN will give Romney. I'd like to know how much money for this media circus did CNN get for this masquerade! CNN has long since lost its credibility with factual content and news source. It's about the money folks. Romney has millions to purchase any media market to say what he wants them to say and CNN is at the head of the pact - second to Faux. And finally folks, the time slot for this so-called interview scheduled for 6pm is targetted to steal ratings from PoliticsNation at MSNBC. I'd like to see Romney SNBC w/o any restrictions on questions. Not a chance, because this guy is a crook!!

    July 13, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    What's hard to understand about this? It's telling that the Teatrolls completely ignore this FACT:

    MITTENS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE MA LEGISLATURE THAT HE WAS STILL ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN BAIN DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.

    No response to that FACT, Teatrolls?

    *crickets*

    July 13, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Darryl

    This is for JOAN, Romney said in an interview " when I have trouble making a decission I go to MY ........The Mormon Book and get the answers I need ". That means the Book of Mormons will dictate who and what we the people should be and how we should be period.There is NOT any 1 religion in the world who should ever have the power in this country to dictate us period.The USA is not confined and should never be submissive to anything like that at all ever. We here in this country see whats happening all over the world with religion and the bloodshed it advocates destroying men, women & children, familys ect. Religion needs to stay out of the W/H and out of the Political Arena.The republicans have for years been trying to invade their beliefs into dictateing our future and it has not worked yet and hopefull it will never.There's extremeists in every religious form even here in this country, it has no place here to be forced on any of us.

    July 13, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  11. American

    What about Romney's 1998 investment in Global Tech, a Chinese firm profiting by outsourcing American jobs overseas?

    July 13, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Joe

    Sniffit...what is your source for your claim with the MA Legislature?

    July 13, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. indie52

    Willard "the rat" Romney will give us the talking points of the week.

    July 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. vic , nashville ,tn

    Why not with Wolf ? Wolf will bring the truth out

    July 13, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "OMG...all you people still supporting the proven lie(s) in the Bain attack ads???? Even after they've been shown to be false??? Wow...who's Desperate?"

    But they haven't been shown to be false. All that's been presented is Bain people with a self-interest in helping Mittens with this cover-up (regardless of their party affiliation...continued employment hits a little closer to home than a label). Sure, that's evidence contrary to other evidence that suggests he was still active in Bain from 1999-2002, INCLUDING MITTENS' OWN TESTIMONY BEFORE THE MA STATE LEGISLATURE. Reality? Mittens was saying what he thought he needed to say then, and he simply saying what he thinks he needs to say now. It has nothing to do with what is actually the truth. The ONLY thing that matters here is this: because Mittens has taken verifiably contradictory positions on this issue, he has shown that the truth really doesn't matter to him. Who cares what that truth is if he's failed the threshhold test of whether that truth matters to him or whether he views the truth as something he can just rewrite and change as convenient?

    July 13, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. Peace

    Interview with this learner Acosta!!!.. He has no experience at all of interviewing presidential candidates. His reporting sometimes has some shortfalls and not easy to understand what he is trying to tell. Romney knows it and CNN should try to safeguard its credibility of dealing with tough matters!

    July 13, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. steve

    Isnt Acosta a sports guy?

    July 13, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Obama 2012 - MOVE Forward America, NOT another round of DUBYA's FAILURES

    @Demsuck – Liberal Media .... are a bunch of lying vultures..
    -----------------------–
    As you saying Faux Noise Entertainment is attacking Willard with false accusations ????

    July 13, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. jg

    It's very simple, regardless of Bain, his failure to release tax history proves he is hiding something. Every presidential candidate in recent history has opened up their income and tax history. For romney to think he can be the first to keep his records secret is more evidence of his arrogance and poor judgement.

    July 13, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    I hope to be able to catch all of the interviews. I love watching Romney kaleidoscoping his positions on issues. Mitt thinks of it as "refining his message." Kaleidoscoping is more like a slow motion flip flop.

    July 13, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. Sirned

    Mitt needs to explain why it makes sense to call himself CEO, Sole Prporieter, Chairman of the board and got a salary of over 100,000 from 1999 to 2002 after saying he was no longer involved in Bain since Feb. 1999. And how much over 100,000 did he pay himself to do nothing?...

    July 13, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. Sirned

    Hey Mitt if you are supposed to be tough enough to fight terrorists and protect this countrythen you should have no trouble sitting down on MSNBC for an interview....what a wimp

    July 13, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  23. 1twinsfan

    These are my questions - Governor, how much is a gallon of milk? How much is a gallon of gas? Okay, well, how about a car elevator, how much does it cost to install one? All right, one of three isn't bad.

    July 13, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. Deb in MT

    "Funny you should mention that. There are shredder trucks out in front of Mittens' campaign headquarter in Boston today haha. I'm not kidding either."–sniffit

    LOL! Shades of Ollie North!

    July 13, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Tim

    I hope the interviewer doesn't let him get away with just another recital of conservative talking points and canned answers ...that answer nothing. Thats all I've heard from Romney so far...(Obama is bad, the individual mandate is (now suddenly and mysteriously) bad, we will do better, etc., etc.)

    July 13, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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