Romney Interviewed on ‘Morning Joe’ (VIDEO)


Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of Morning Joe (MSNBC) invited Mitt Romney to sit down for a chat this morning:

GOP ’12 candidate and former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., sits down with Morning Joe to discuss why he’s not bothered by “flavor-of-the-week” candidates, his campaign strategy, and why a vote for the Democrats means punishing “highly-successful people.”

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“I know I can get a quick bump in the polls by saying some outrageous and incendiary things which would draw a lot of attention. But, in the final analysis, I think people will move to the person who they think will get the economy going again and who understands the challenges America faces and knows how to deal with them.” ~ Mitt Romney

(emphasis added)

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11 Responses to Romney Interviewed on ‘Morning Joe’ (VIDEO)

  1. I know a sure-fire way for Mitt to win the presidency.
    He should volunteer NOT to take a salary except for $1/year while he is president…and he CAN afford to do this since he already is wealthy enough to take care of himself. This would show his definite concern for the country, not in seeking the position for the notariety or wealth.
    What better way to impress the millions who are doing without a salary now and DON’T have the money to fall back on!

  2. Another thing is social security.
    If Mitt would promise to keep social security solvent and go back to having the government NOT TOUCH the funds, he’d have the generations ready to retire give him their vote for sure!
    Tax reform…yes…a biggie…we could all live with a flat 10%…equal for ALL…rich and poor!
    Welfare reform…no more flat screen tv’s for those making welfare fraud a profession…and only a limited time to use the system before being required to have found a job or other means of help (family, education for work, etc.)

  3. ccr says:

    Loved the “outrageous and incendiary things” to draw a lot of attention!

    We don’t need a showboater, a camera lover or “big talker”. We need someone who is serious AND experienced in turning things around!

  4. Marilyn says:

    Mitt, rethink this line. It does not play well. RE: why a vote for the Democrats means punishing “highly-successful people.”

  5. colleen says:

    Early morning interview with Mitt produces additional clarity about Mitt’s positions versus President Obama’s record. Especially liked his robust answer to last question about his reasons for being in this grueling political race that is hard on him and his wife Ann who has MS. My respect grows for this determined candidate who offers his skills and experiences to help turn America around. I found his answers about Pres. Obama’s failure to lead Congress (but instead attacks Congress) common sense. This interview is valuable for all who want to watch Romney perform under a steady barrage of questions. He holds up well even when tired (note bags under his eyes). He will hold up well under the strains of being our POTUS.

  6. Katrina says:

    Fabulous interview! I liked his opinions about how a leader should deal with people who agree and disagree. Imagine a leader who meets with people and actually LISTENS, builds a relationship of trust so in times of crisis, people can make a concerted effort to solve the problem.

    I only saw him make one slip-up and that’s when, after explaining why the troops shouldn’t come home in September, but December, he accidentally said we should bring them home in Sept. It’s clear from the context, he meant the later date decided upon by the generals, not the earlier, politicized date. But hey, he answered a lot of questions and we all make slips like this on a regular basis. It’s amazing he makes as few mistakes as he does!

  7. Nancy says:

    Saw the interview on Morning Joe this am. Mitt is my candidate! I felt that his answer to Mika’s question about why he was running could have included some heart-felt passion with something like, “I love my country” along with the speaking point on the economy being in trouble and he had the background to fix the economy. Let’s get some”real” feeling to increase the emotional quotient of Mitt to the rest of the people.

  8. VegasMike says:

    Reva Lou
    I believe Romney only took a $1.00/salary as head of 2002 Olympics, and as Gov. of Mass.
    Yes this would make a great impression, and I’m betting he’ll do it as President.

  9. Katrina says:

    Would love the symbolic salary again. It’s as awesome as George Washington refusing to be king. Pres. Obama thinks he IS king, so Romney will be so refreshing. If he does announce he won’t be taking a salary, I hope he does it late in the game so it’s fresh in voters’ minds as they go to the voting booths.

  10. Jon E. S. says:

    New York Times: David Brooks admitting that Romney just may end up being the nominee…and that his last 3 debates were better than ANY of Obama’s debates ever.

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/is-this-man-the-g-o-p-s-best-bet-for-2012/?hp