Romney gets a little testy about religion and abortion in off-air exchange with radio host

This video, which shows an animated Mitt Romney during a commercial break in a radio interview of five years ago, has gone viral in the past five days.



There’s a longer video HERE, which includes on-air segments of Romney’s exchange with Jan Mickelson.

Notice that Mickelson is himself a rabid conservative.

Romney later claimed he was unaware that this episode was videotaped. But there were two camcorders on tripods in plain sight in the studio.



  1. I could see how rabid atheists might consider some of Mitt’s dialog laughable, but those people were never going to vote for him anyway. To everyone else, there is nothing here that hurts his chances tomorrow. It might even sway more devout religious folk to his side because of his firm stance of anti-abortion.

  2. Neftali: Devoutly religious folks are mostly already on Romney’s side. Still, some people might be a little troubled by his argument in this video that his religion requires him to oppose abortion but not other’s people’s right to be pro-choice. Remember, he used to argue against repeal of Roe v. Wade. When he was governor of that state, he flatly declared: “I am not going to change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts.” Quote, unquote.

  3. Pat: I am starting to form a theory that you are really Ann Coulter who is secretly writing this nonsense blog just to have show how weak liberal reasoning is. The arguments you put forth are so ludicrous that I have trouble keeping a straight face posting a reply.

    The Mormon church has 13 articles of faith. Articles 11-13 are quoted below. They strike me as very honorable.

    “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”

    “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.”

    “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”

  4. Dan F. quotes the Mormon articles of faith. “We believe in being honest, true,”

    Sounds like Romney is a “cafeteria Mormon.”

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