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. hairdo noticer

    He has nice hair!

    November 5, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Right wing evangelical conservative attacks Mittens...and yet CNN and the GOP/Teatrolls will manage to spin this into an attack from the left.

    November 5, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |

    HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD!!! Please explain the religious under garb and the nuthugger jeans to me.

    from the article: Romney explains that Latter-day Saints expect Jesus to appear in Jerusalem but then, over the course of millennia, to reign both from Jerusalem and Missouri.

    Really Willard? In Missouri? What's so special about Missouri? Why isn't Mormonism one of Abraham's religions? Why isn't there a Mormon church in Jerusalem? Jerusalem has The Mosque, The Sepulcher & The Church. Where's the House of Mormon?

    November 5, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. cali girl

    Another October Surprise for Robmey to use as an example of what is up against him.
    Like Super Storm Sandy stopped his momentum (waaaaaaa)
    Chris Christie is a turncoat for praising President Obamas swift action for emergency help for the victims (sniffles)
    Get a news story out to Politico to say Christie is just paying back Robmey because he was not picked for VP (yawn)
    Looks like he will totally go down saying all of these things and how unfair it all was.

    November 5, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. truth hurts

    >Viral video shows Romney in testy exchange over his faith
    >Video of the exchange posted on YouTube on October 31 had garnered nearly 1.8 million page views as of noon ET Monday.

    So which one is it CNN?!! More like you are hoping and trying to make it go viral?! Seriously CNN, whoever posted this trash on the Ticker should be fired. You have an active Obama campaign worker masquerading as a CNN employee.

    November 5, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Yanni

    Not president material. Mitt could not handle a talk show host (actually the host seems very calm and reasonable) how can he fair with world leaders? Mitt the twit will be embarrassment for the USA in the world stage as he already did in London and Israel.

    November 5, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. Bleebo

    This MAN is a FOOL, MUTT RUMONEY!!!!

    Defend your FAITH FOOL!!!!!

    November 5, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Do republicans think Mittens will stand up to China, when he is afraid of the women on "The View?"

    November 5, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F

    I really do not care than Mittens is a Mormon, I care that he is a lying moron.

    November 5, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. to Truth Hurts

    hahaha Truth Hurt... it really hurts issit? hahahaha guess what it will hurt more when Mitten's dirt comes out.. dont blame on CNN blame your representative _ mitty omg.. talk about God's timing.. PERFECT...!!!

    November 5, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  11. jkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    We know that romney the tax cheat is just a Mormon stooge to to take over the country to make their Mormon prophety real .no thanks ,already voted for president Obama and all Christians . No cults please !!!!!

    November 5, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. rob

    What a desperation peice from CNN. There are dozens of video's on Face Book and elsewhere of both Candidates including the latest that CNN ignored showing President Obama calling the Rev Wright a "good Friend" who counselled he and his wife. Of course this is the same Rev Wright who the President had to distance himself from while he was running in 2008.

    CNN and the liberal Media will be the biggest losers on Wed morning when Romney is declared the winner. CNN has cratered in the ratings and will almost certainly have to re do their whole format after the new year because they have given up being "Objective".

    We can count on MSNBC being extreemly left and having shows on that don't pretend to be objective. Fox, whose ratings dwarf even their closest rivals, has conservative commentators and right of center news people that present sides of stories you won't get from most news papers and certainly the network news . You know what you get by tuning into them.

    The Obama campaign probably called his friends in the liberal media and asked that this be covered. How

    November 5, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. John

    Goodbye Mitt and don't slam the door on the way out. American people have had enough of you and your lies. Good riddance......

    November 5, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. DENNA

    The Republicans keep referring to President Obama as an empty suit. So what do they present to America to replace him? An empty-headed empty suit. I really cannot even begin to think of Romney as a serious replacement for President Obama. But then, I don't listen to Fox Noise, so I am able to think for myself. Thank goodness!

    November 5, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  15. Cheryl

    You tell this man is not used to being challenged. As a member of a religion that is somewhat unusual he should expect to get questions about it. As someone running for president he should be prepared for those questions. If Romney gets this flustered over a radio interview I would not want to see him dealing with a Cuban missile type crisis.

    November 5, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. CanadaONE

    I don’t know that American allies will be happy with a US president that wears special underwear ( Mormon Underwear ) to protect himself from enemies. If he wins I think you will see us all gravitate to China and Russia for allies – USA will be the lone Mormon state but with some great underwear…

    Should he win – GOOD BYE USA

    November 5, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |

    Wacko.. According to Mittens, Jesus is off-shoring religion,..he's setting up a branch office in Missouri.

    November 5, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Pete

    Romney knows if his real Mormon thoughts get out he'd be toast on gays,single mothers,interracial marriages,immigrents and just recently accepting blacks as part of the human race!!Jesus is not their son of God but a spirit and other cult ideals that make them different from true Christians,they have women gods as well!!Mormons are against contraceptives,abortions even in the life of a mother and not in this country but polygimist mormons are popular!!So don't let this snake oil salesman tell you he's like you,he's not and a draftdodger to boot ,so don't publize his patriotism,men who run from wars aren't patriotic,just traitors,mormons or not!!

    November 5, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  19. I Voted Early In NC

    Romney is just way too freaky for mainstream America. I am starting to think Romney is a bonafide nut. What other kind of freaky stuff has Romney been hiding. Good grief the more I hear the worse it gets. Can't wait to see Romney's concession speech tomorrow night. Whatever you do don't look into Romney's eyes or you will be doomed like the internet troll truth hurts who posts under 10 different names.

    November 5, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  20. nitromays

    Rob where were you in 2007 when the Mccain camp first brought up this video. That lets me know that you are out of touch.

    November 5, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  21. I Voted Early In NC

    Ha Ha I bet Romney thinks Elvis will show up in Vegas.

    November 5, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. judy

    this is the guy that repos want for president.? Not very presidental to me. He is a bully and a lier . I bet he did knock that kid down and cut his hair. Nasty mean guy he could have explained himself without getting in the guys face.

    November 5, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  23. Gurgyl

    I do not surprise NC IS GOING TO OBAMA12.

    November 5, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What's so secretive about his Mormon religion if that don't believe their founder Joseph Smith isn't the 2nd coming of God, or do they. What's the secret.

    November 5, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Mbwalt

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

    November 5, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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