October 9th, 2012
08:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: Romney's full interview with Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was interviewed on Tuesday by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who asked the candidate about foreign policy, taxes, and his debate stage ritual.

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  1. Will Dixon

    It appears that no one wanted to watch that interview. No resopnses. I didn't watch either.

    October 9, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. bassman

    Informative interview.

    October 9, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. RudyG

    Amazing! 23 million need help, 1 in 6 in poverty, and our president spends his time talking about Big Bird!

    October 9, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    He is, was and will always be a disgusting LIAR and if this is the choice of the American people, they deserve EVERYTHING coming to them.

    Willard is a self-serving, racist, NON military draft dodger with five (5) LAZY son's who will NEVER fight for their freedoms, as they THINK they are above doing anything to protect the country that has given them so much. The Romney's (all of them) are disgusting individuals and what fools the American people are to be taken in by them. This time next year, please don't come on the blogs crying, when Willard makes you ashamed of your vote and your fear of minorities.
    Obama / Biden 2012

    October 9, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. ColoradoJoe

    I was disappointed that Wolf didn't ask Romney if he really thinks Iran and/or Russia will sit idle why US funds or arms the Syrian rebels? Does Romney really believe that?

    October 9, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  6. ColoradoJoe

    also, if Big Bird has to go then the subsidizes for the oil companies ought to go too. Apply to all businesses vs playing favorites when Romney accuses Obama for doing the same thing

    October 9, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  7. Dan

    Tax revenue in the US was $2.3 trillion last year. Cutting 20 percent is $4.6 trillion less over ten years, assuming no growth. If we grow at 2 percent per year, it is over $5 trillion.
    If you eliminate every deduction excluding the mortgage and charity deductions we still see over $2 trillion added to the deficit. This is on top of the $4 trillion from the Bush and Obama tax cuts.

    Another $1.2 trillion in spending was promised by Romney yesterday when he promised to build 15 new warships every year, despite the Navy not asking for them and military experts asking why build the Navy when we will be outof all wars in two years.

    The Medicare voucher program will not take place for 10 years, so there is no savings. In fact, by eliminating ObamaCare, Medicare would go back to spending $716 billion more. No extra revenue to pay for this, so it goes bankrupt into deficit before the voucher program starts.

    Romney also said we should still be in Iraq. Where would all this money come from?

    Even Simpson-Bowles showed Romneys plan and his military increase announced yesterday, would result in significant increases to the deficit. Even Ryan's own plan counted ObamaCares Medicare savings. Even Ryan's own plan did not call for such a large tax cut.

    Why won't the media look at the numbers instead of trusting a politician? Reagan said it was the medias job to trust but verify.

    October 9, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  8. GingerBread

    Wow. Simply amazing . Romney is the next president. His answered every question without ums and ahs. Wow! I really respect him. He's a great man. No matter what Wolf asked, Romney was prepared. At it wasn't like he prepared any answer, but his answers were coming from the heart. Great interview. Wolf, next time, maybe a little bit more friendly to him.

    October 9, 2012 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  9. Bill O

    Folks, don't waste your time trying to convince Romney voters on this discussion board, you won't convince them.. Instead network with your friends (e.g. facebook and all that), ask them if they are registered, go to the Obama campaign office in your town and volunteer, this is going to be close, but if people pull together they can beat big interests (Adelson, Trump and company...). But if Romney/Ryan make it we are likely to be stuck with them until 2021 (or more, may be 2029 with President Ryan:-( The republicans have a terrible record at governing, but they know how to win elections.. Even with a Bush disastrous presidency they managed to get 8 years. Guys this is no laughing matter (think supreme court appointments, access to education for you or your kids, potential wars, deregulation of Wall Street... back to square 1...). Let's not forget where we were at the height of the great depression, I know that for one I was concerned about the collapse of the financial system... cannot afford to go back!

    October 9, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  10. Angela (Canadian)

    I was wondering if Mr. Wolf Blitzer is going to have an exclusive interview with President Obama. I feel that for the past week that much of what I have heard on CNN is how Mr. Romney has won the debate and how he has done it...etc... I find it quite surprising how POLLs have shifted with al groups of voters and in various swing states because of one debate . Before the debate many political contributers had mentioned how debates were not really dramatic game changers and now that is all we hear it makes me wonder about the American voter. I am Canadian I was born and raised by Italian immigrants and I watched the debate and what I saw was Mr. Romney aggressive and attacking and President Obama not reacting. I did not see someone who was sincere and autentic but I saw someone who was acting and who had a great deal of time to rehearse. Connecting with the American people is not mentioning a couple of names of people that MR. Romney met who were unemployed in various states. I want to know if MR. Romey has ever been unemployed or knows what it is like to live pay cheque to pay cheque. I know I have and so many americans have. The president may have been taken aback but hey he is busy being the President and does not have hours and weeks upon weeks practicing. I feel that it is not CNN's job or any media outlet's job to "HUMANIZE" Mr. Romney. It is up to him. This new MR. ROmney who apparently is connecting with all kinds of people women wherewas he 18 months ago......who is Mr. Romney really. I hope Americans really understand how important this election is ......vote wisely. I do feel that coverage on CNN has been very PRo Romney this little while and the media does have great influence on shaping peoples views and I do not think that it has been fair lately and balanced the coverage and that is disappointing.

    October 9, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. Ron L- Mich

    I just don't understand how anyone can believe this person. You could literally take the words he has said up to the debate night and play them against what he said at the debate and you would swear it was two different people. I have written here many times before Mitt Romney is an "amoral" person willing to say and do almost anything to win!! What I find REALLY amazing is how Kerry lost against Bush because he appeared to be a flip-flopper. Now that it is a Republican doing the same thing at an even moresignificant level it is ok. Mitt Romney has changed his position on just about every major social issue in America over the last 20 years. He has ran a company that FIRED people after it purchased companies they said they were going to rebuild but sold it instead. He made MILLIONS they didn't even get a small severence check!! If any of you think he is not going to lean more toward helping the top 2% of the population than those of us who struggle you a mistaken!! You may get rid of President Obama, but what you get instead you may regret even more. The 47% tape just shows how shallow he can be...he is AMORAL!!

    October 9, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  12. Atasha

    Proud to vote for Romney!!

    October 9, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  13. Jon Sun

    Romney says everything is lying. all are make-up stories.
    Do you believe a salesman and businessman what they say ?
    For money and right, this man sold his soul for them.

    October 9, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  14. James Fairbanks

    Romney is stellar! Can't wait for him to lead this country as President!

    For anyone who is doubtful, look at the contrast between Romney's campaign and Obama's. It is clear that Obama's is one of distortion and distraction from day one, while Romney's campaign is about American jobs and our future. It is also clear that Romney will work across party lines in ways Obama has not been able, or been willing to do.

    Thanks Romney!

    October 9, 2012 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  15. 2020

    Why this man Romney always put out empty words... Romney tax plan? it is hot baloon. he doesn't understand math.

    why is romney steal the president workbook, read it out from it.

    October 9, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  16. Alex

    Wake up America!!! This guy will say ANYTHING to get elected. Not to be trusted!!

    October 9, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  17. nina

    blah...blah....blah....how many times does one blink when telling falsehoods?

    October 9, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  18. J

    He couldn't get specific on taxes. Just all general never gave a number/percent.

    October 10, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  19. Believer

    Those who are still in doubts must watch this interview, several times over. Every answer was so mature and sensible. I especially liked his comment on Wolf's Big Bird question.

    October 10, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  20. brian lee

    i think mr blitzer is not asking or following up on his questions to mr rommey mr blitzer i think is a little bit in rommeys corner he does not asked the tough question that he normally ask like when he ask rommey about the 47% and rommey responded that he would be the president for all the when thats a lie he proved that at the fund raiser people of america wake up cause this man mr rommey is all about the rich its a fact when he also says that he wont tax the rich that says it when mr bush did look what happen jobs went bye bye over seas and thats exactly whats going if rommey becomes president wake up! america!!!!!!!

    October 10, 2012 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  21. n

    Wolf Blitzer is on the Romney team . . . Place no credence in him being a in-depth journalism. He is asking child like questions. What a waste.

    October 10, 2012 05:49 am at 5:49 am |