June 19th, 2012
06:49 PM ET
11 years ago

Video: Romney shows his lighter side

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney re-introduces himself to voters on the campaign trail this summer, CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports on the candidate's attempt to show his lighter side.

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  1. Yanni

    Mitt has only one side remarkable dishonesty

    June 19, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. Moderate Independent

    Are we back in the 1950's? The picture is from a different era.

    June 19, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  3. DENNA

    OMG, they look like Wally and the Beave's parents. It is no longer the 1950s.

    June 19, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Keeping low profile make you any better as if nation does not know Bain capital... Obama 12.

    June 19, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  5. g

    the only thing mitt knows about pies –you call the kitchen ask for pie and a servant brings it

    June 19, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. sayer

    When he loses, he can do stand up comedy.

    June 19, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  7. chuck weidemann

    Romney is human....we swear!!! How much effort his advisors are investing in this is amazing!!! The tin man looking for a heart!!!!

    June 19, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  8. Hank

    James Lipton, of the Actor's Studio gave alexithymic Mitt the best advice: STOP TRYING TO BE SOMEONE YOU ARE NOT. Mitt's father was advised not to tell jokes because he was as bad as Mitt at failing to carry them-he, was smater than Mitt and stopped telling them. The biggest turnoff if a PHONY-and the more Ann and his 5 useless sons protest too much that cold and calculating Mitt is just a warm and regular guy, the worse they make it for him. In the bio, THE REAL ROMNEY, Mitt has shown himself to be a soft-spoken, too polite and sneaky type of nasty guy, or an Eddie Haskell type, since he was in middle school. James Lipton is spot on about Mitt--he has no joy in his eyes.

    June 19, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Who is more of a light weight than Mittens?

    June 19, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. Donkey Party

    Romney's builders didn't equip him with a humor chip.

    June 19, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    OMG!!! I am still on the floor laughing myself silly. Ujnfortunately, not because this bishop is funny.
    He is taking the credit for the unemployment figures lowering in Michigan? Isn't he the one who told Detroit to go bankrupt themselves and even his buddies at bain didn't agree with him? This guy really takes the cake doesn't he? After he critizes it whoever baked it for him. Hoagies at Wawa? Oh yes, that is so so funny! NOT
    Was is it with some of these teapublikkans. tagg? His son's name is tagg? What prompted this another tag game to cut somebody's hair?
    He is not going to win with Latinos. He can't even mention his heritage (if you want to call a polygamist grandfather) something to be proud of!

    June 19, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  12. Barbara RE Broker

    OMG! President Obama really showed himself to be completely unprepared to answer questions from the Press. He stumbled, stammered, talked in circles and appeared inept while the world was watching. The best thing about the press
    conference is that it finally ended.

    June 19, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  13. Thomas

    I can't wait till Mitt go's to the Dick Cheney campaign fundraiser this Summer . That's when Mitt really will let go and show us his lighter side.

    June 19, 2012 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  14. Larry L

    Oh yeah... he's just one of the guys... What a pile of spoiled, preppy crap. He needs to tell us SOMETHING about his platform – his actual proposals. For now all we know is he wants to kill Social Security and Medicare – and get immigrants to "self-deport". Fool.

    June 19, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  15. donnie

    yeah the guy is a million laughs. Get real mr starch pants is so stiff he can't bend over. Mr milktoast puppet man.

    June 19, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    His lighter side is when he lamp is shining on him... This doesn't really help him.

    June 19, 2012 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  17. chuck weidemann

    Re-introduce himself? Don't you think if genuine we might have an idea of who he is after eight years of running for president....Wait It's Mitt Romney even he needs to be introduced to who he is now!!!!

    June 19, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  18. enuff

    If his note to reporters, etc. is any indication of his hilarity, he is a real corn ball.

    June 19, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  19. Marry

    It is disturbing, isn’t it when Romney cannot even remember what people like to eat when he brings the topic up himself? How is he ever going to comprehend the difficult work of a president?
    He makes “funny” statements when criticizing the President about doing this or that while America is suffering and making the improvements in the lives of people his and/or the GOP’s “work”. Never mind that the GOP did nothing in the last 3,5 years other than to obstruct, delay, wanting the President to fail, being the party of “NO”. If that isn’t twisting the facts!

    June 20, 2012 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  20. Marie MD

    I meant he is NOT funny.

    June 20, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  21. julie

    ole roms still rolling in da dough...while our wonderful President is handlling business with world leaders.....he wishes he could be like our great prez.....................I almost feel sorry for him –loser -just like the folks that will vote for him!!

    Obama 2012 the only way forward

    June 20, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  22. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    I wonder if the trees were the right hieght outside while he ate some cheesy grits before posing for this photo. In other words Mitt...stop the fakery stuff and be yourself.

    June 20, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. g

    the phoney with the 77000 dollar tax break pony

    June 20, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    So this picture of him and Ms. Betty Crocker circa 1950 is supposed to do what for his beyond hope and repair image?
    Romney doesn't have a "lighter" side.
    I've met and interacted with Mormons in my lifetime. I found them to be kind-hearted, gentle people that didn't have a bad word to say about anyone. Nice folks.
    Romney scares me. There is something dead behind those eyes. Seriously.

    June 20, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |