Romney's sons headed to Conan
June 18th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney's sons headed to Conan

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's five sons are headed to Conan O'Brien's couch for their first joint television interview of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig Romney will join the late night host Wednesday. This week Romney has been campaigning with two of his sons – Craig and Matt – as part of his six-state, five day bus tour.

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On Sunday, Romney's sons all appeared in a campaign web video celebrating Father's Day. Using old home video footage of their father, they talked up his penchant for practical jokes and his commitment to helping others.

Aside from their campaign trail appearances, the five younger Romneys were spoofed on SNL, all wearing identical blue shirts and saying things like: "We like the same things as young people, such as sport, cinema, and doo-wop!"

Conan O'Brien's late-night show airs on CNN's sister network TBS at 11 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Will they be asked those gotcha questions?

    June 18, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. Jill

    Don't any of these Romney boys have jobs to go to?

    June 18, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. Thomas

    I'm sure they will talk about there commitment to carry the tourch of freedom. The experience they learnd serving our country , the emotional hard time of not going to Iraq .

    June 18, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. John the Historian

    Now if Romney in the very unikely event of becoming president decides the polygamy is cool how many child spirits have to be retrieved from the mormon cult of purgatory. This there a limit of the number of children a women must have. Do mormon cult followers wear sacred underwear during birth ? Now mormons go to kolob where to non-mormons go Pluto ?

    June 18, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Will the young one crack another birther joke, like he did on the campaign trail stumping for his Dad?

    June 18, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Conan is probably OK. I'd still be cautious and ready for anything. Forget about Letterman though, the guy is a leftist looney tune and not tobe trusted.

    June 18, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. GuileOfTheGods

    Will they be wearing their magic Mormon undies?

    June 18, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Jerry

    I wonder if they will talk about their trust fund with millions of dollars from the companies that laid off thousands of workders his dad closed for the American people in the name "profits". Yeah, that would be a great discussion of truth for all to see. Please Conan, oh pretty please.....?????

    June 18, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Where are your sons and daughters headed today in their U.S. Military Uniforms carrying the heavy burden of protecting Romney and his five(5) sons. I had six(6) brothers, five(5) served our country because it was their duty.

    June 18, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Then David Letterman will have a top 10 list for the sons.

    June 18, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. JDinTexas

    Headed to Conan? Why aren't they headed to Afghanistan?

    June 18, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. Al-NY,NY

    Obama – Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Conan is probably OK. I'd still be cautious and ready for anything. Forget about Letterman though, the guy is a leftist looney tune and not tobe trusted

    you mean like daddy always giving Fox News comments but no one else? I guess the Osmond boys don't fall far from their gravy train

    June 18, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  13. davec.0121

    Do any of them have jobs? Or are they living on Daddy's trust fund? And since Mitt is adamant about maintaining and using U.S. military power, I assume all of them have been or are planning to join the military. After all, if he thinks if it's really important to commit U.S. forces to combat abroad, he should be eager to have his boys be there. Kind of like he "wanted" to be in Viet Nam, but was stuck in France instead.

    June 18, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. jake

    Romney said "my sons are serving the country by helping me get elected" when asked why his none of his 5 sons have served in the military. That is the brass ones of this guy to say something like that, It is insulting to every veteran, to every serviceman and woman wearing the uniform, to those soldiers now on the battlefields, and worst of all, those dear American soldiers that gave their lives for this country. When a man can equate his sons helping him as serving their country, with the sacrifices of so many of our dear soldiers, it tells you this man has no conscience or value. He himself fled to France as a bogus missionary for his church to avoid military service. How convenient, of all places, France, a 3rd world country...NOT. Now his sons are going to appear on TV to "serve their country". What a disgrace.

    June 18, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Governor 47th in Job Growth

    Taking a break from the White Collar comedy bus tour with daddy. How nice. They might wax poetic about they too were amazed by the "touchtone" screens at WaWa when they ordered hoagies. They may tell Conan how they like cheesey grits too....and dressage. If Conan's lucky one of them might even provide scoop that they're enlisting in the USMC and will volunteer to be first on the ground in Iran if daddy's handlers buy him the election.

    June 18, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  16. mississippi


    June 18, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  17. Reggiedw

    You bloggers are making a mockery of Romney's sons but if we did the same to Obama's children, the liberals/democrats and the mainstreet media would have a fit. Stop making fun of the Mormon religion because Obama does not even know what religious group he belongs to. If you can make fun of Romney's sons then its safe to say that it can be done to Obama's children too. Exactly the same thing that was done to Sarah Palin's children but his was kept off limits.

    June 18, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  18. Mike from Calgary

    Great to see the boys who got $20 Million each from the LOOTING OF AMERICAN WORKERS AND THEIR PENSION FUNDS. Hope they have that great CAYMAN ISLAND TAN that is the hallmark of those frequenting the tax shelter (I mean TAX "MANSION" – it's more than a mere shelter!)

    June 18, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. sayer

    I can't wait to see this. All five will be bashing the President and saying nothing about what daddy would do. How Amercian.

    June 18, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. ST

    I get difficulties to understand not even one of these 5 sons was sent to serve the nation! Though I am not a fan of Sarah, but I praise her for showing her love to the country, by sending her son to serve.

    June 18, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Mike A

    For all of you crying about Romney's sons not serving in the military, doesn't our military serve so that we can have the liberty to choose how we want to live our lives? Let it go already.

    June 18, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Mike from Calgary

    I thought Romney had four sons in uniform in Afghanistan. Maybe they plan to serve in "Romney's War" in Syria, now that Obama is wrapping up the Phony Bush Wars – the unfunded, undeclared wars that were not "Mission Accomplished", but rather "Future Squandered".

    June 18, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. Gurgyl

    Idiots. Cayman islands?

    June 18, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Peace

    They are exposing themselves!!!! I can guess the outcome of it will not turn out to their favor.

    June 18, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  25. Woman In California

    Why don't they HEAD for the US military since they've always been proud of this country?

    June 18, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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