What an interview! Chris Wallace just presented what could be used by schools as the example of how to interview presidential candidates. This interview had quite a few “tough questions”, but none of them were presented in the irresponsible way Bret Baier asked them a few weeks ago. Chris made sure his audience knew why he was asking the questions he asked, and he didn’t presume to know the answer. The contrast between the two interviews could not be more stark, but now let’s focus on today’s interview.
The interview started with Chris Wallace reminding his audience that Mitt hasn’t been on a Sunday morning show in almost two years which Mitt just laughed off (it’s been a strategy in order to peak at the right time, not because Mitt is afraid of tough questions). This interview was very educational and Mitt was able to answer the questions a lot of voters likely have in a way that I think will satisfy quite a few of them. I was especially touched by personal questions Chris Wallace had Mitt answer at the end of the interview. The follow-up questions caused Mitt to go into more detail about how he felt after Ann was diagnosed with MS and how much Ann means to Mitt. I hope this interview is seen by millions of voters because it was powerful and the end was emotional.
The interview was taped yesterday before the big endorsement of Mitt by the Des Moines Register, but Chris Wallace did mention that endorsement to his audience immediately following the interview.
We will post the interview here in it’s entirety as soon as it’s available. Here’s the transcript until then.
Gov. Romney is going to do the Top 10 on Letterman tomorrow. Mitt is going to be interviewed by Charlie Rose tomorrow night as well.