Viral video shows Romney in testy exchange over his faith
November 5th, 2012
03:49 PM ET
8 years ago

Viral video shows Romney in testy exchange over his faith

(CNN) – In campaign time, it’s ancient history: a 2007 video showing a testy off-air exchange between Mitt Romney and a radio host over the candidate’s faith and his stance on abortion.

But the back-and-forth has resurfaced in the days before Election Day. Video of the exchange posted on YouTube on October 31 had garnered nearly 1.8 million page views as of noon ET Monday.

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  1. Mbwalt

    85 percent of American voters in Israel cast absentee ballots for Romney in this election.
    Source: Washington Post.

    November 5, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "How is this 5-year-old, pre-Obama video relevant?"

    Not particularly. Nor is the fact that someone dug it up and threw it on Facebook all that relevant either...although 1.8M hits is pretty impressive. Of course, Mittens got desperate a few weeks ago and dug up a 1998 video of Obama as if it was the be-all-end-all of the campaign, so I'm not sure any Mittens supporters have even the slightest bit of standing to complain about this.

    November 5, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Charlie

    Man alll of these liars on here. Everyone is like a political ad which in some adverse way you are allowed to outright lie. Religion is onto the person, the person isnt onto religion. The way one chooses to communicate with GOD is his choose. That freedom escapes most of you nasty boys huh? ttrash mouths are all your good for. I hope obama wins cause yoiu all deserve the nastiness he has in store for you all. Chaos and Confusion on a more major scale then we have seen so far, which is hard to believe is possible.

    November 5, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. jpmichigan

    If one finds this video of Romney so important , than it should also be relevent the video of the Presidents Rev, Wright video condemning American to H___L. Those videos of Rev. Wright take while the President sat in the audience.

    November 5, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "85 percent of American voters in Israel cast absentee ballots for Romney in this election.
    Source: Washington Post."

    Actually, the source is "iVoteIsrael" and the polling itself fails basic scientific polling standards. WaPo and others are simlpy reporting what iVoteIsrael is claiming...WaPo is not the "source."

    November 5, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  6. GuyinVA

    Another video, released today, shows the remainder of the president's September 12 interview with Steve Kroft of CBS regarding the Benghazi attack. It's not Earth shattering, but is very interesting. CNN appears uninterested in covering a 2 month old video, but very interested in this 5 year old one. However, CNN's obvious double standard here pales in comparison to CBS's journalistic malpractice in burying their full interview with the president until now.

    November 5, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Ann Romney said she is worried about Mitt's mental health. Well, starting Wednesday she can have him in therapy 24/7. After all he's unemployed

    November 5, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |

    I'd get testy too if someone started asking me questions about flip flopping on issues, Kolob, etc. . .

    November 5, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  9. CanadaONE

    the more we learn about the Mormon church the worse it gets
    at first I thought it followed the Christian faith but now I have serious doubts

    it seems to be a stand alone faith that borrowed a few beliefs from other faiths just to avoid being attacked
    – good move as they would not have survived the 20th century...

    but I still would like to see the Mormon underwaer

    November 5, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  10. CanadaONE

    it will be easier for AMERICAN ENEMIES to hate the USA under Romeny – US enimes will be able to post pictures of Romney and telll his story which will attract more terrorists for these US enemies group

    Obama's apparearance and story -on the other hand- make it harder for US enemies to attrack terrorists

    November 5, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Peace

    Romney is full of anger. He doesn't qualify to be handed over the nuke code, otherwise the whole world will be blown away in a matter of a second. He scares me a lot.

    November 5, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
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