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Viral video shows Romney in testy exchange over his faith
Romney has said he didn't know that a testy 2007 exchange was being videotaped.
November 5th, 2012
01:19 PM ET

Viral video shows Romney in testy exchange over his faith

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(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.

“You don’t understand my church like I do,” Romney tells conservative Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson near the beginning of the roughly five-minute video, recorded in August 2007. “I understand my faith better then you do. You don’t believe me, do you?

“I don’t like coming on the air and having you going after my church and me,” says Romney, who at the time was conducting his first campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “I’m not running as a Mormon, and I get a little tired of coming on a show like yours and it being all about Mormon.”

Imagining a Mormon White House

The Washington Post reported that Romney has said he didn’t know he was being recorded, saying the conversation had been captured by “hidden camera” after a radio interview.

The video was posted by YouTube user thedbartnick, whose comments on the video include: “There is only one way to defeat this nut, Vote for Barack Obama on Election Day.”

The video has been promoted online largely by Romney’s opponents.

How Romney’s faith life shaped him

During the exchange, the radio host suggests Romney’s former support for abortion rights was out of step with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prompting the former governor to explain that his church opposes abortion but tolerates members who support abortion rights.

At another point, Mickelson presses Romney on Mormon belief about Jesus’ Second Coming. 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.

A spokeswoman for the Romney campaign, Andrea Saul, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.

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As a candidate, Romney has sought to avoid talking about his Mormonism. He gave a speech about his faith in 2007 but has talked about his religion in the broadest possible way this time around, speaking in terms that all Christians would find familiar.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. Hi41

    I am tired of having to baby you left wing fag loving liberals. YES I am white. Good. YES I hate fags. Good. Yes I hate Obama. This country has slid so far down the hill of common sense that we are electing negros and killing babies like nobody's business. We must tke back American and you commie bastards can kiss my ass! There, happy??

    November 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • The Truth

      Yes. You have admitted to being a member of the new minority in America and you will never get your "White" nation back, it's gone along with small pox, and thank goodness. At least you have taken the first step to recovering from your dependence on being a bigoted racist which is admitting you are a bigoted racist.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD

      I did not know, white people were hindy, stupid, like you, may be you are an exception.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Hi41

      @the truth

      Dream on American hater. When the POTUS is replaced by PRESIDENT Mitt Romney, we can restore this country back to the moral center that pleases the Lord and keeps the liberals in the shadows.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • The Truth

      I'm sorry, but I will leave you to the "pleasing" of your Lord. You and your ilk are done, the religious zealots will never again hold sway over this great nation and the rational peace loving Americans will continue to point out your ludicrous religious pomp and expose you for the disgusting things you are. Babylon the great has fallen and you vile charlatans will not escape the wrath of the nations as they chew you up and spit you out leaving nothing but the palms of your hands just like your mascot Jezebel.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
    • birch please

      So you like pleasing your lord on your knees. . . . . . .....

      November 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • Hi41

      @The Truth

      Don't you realize that the Obama administration thugs forced FOX to pull the very documentary footage that proves Obama is a muslim?? I actually found the video ON LINE and he says over and over he is a muslim. Open your eyes!!!

      November 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • The Truth

      "Obama administration thugs forced FOX to pull the very docu.mentary footage that proves Obama is a muslim?? " LOL

      You are so full of s.h.i.t it's not even funny. It's like you are that flaming brown paper bag on my doorstep but I will not stomp you out... I will however p.i.s.s. in your upturned face, maybe that will put out the fire that seems to be limiting your logic centers. Doh! I forgot to remove your tin hat so it just splattered all over your shoulders...

      November 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • BulliesAreFoul

      The world would be a better place if people didn't go around abusing each other but instead empathize with each other and help each other.

      November 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • BulliesAreFoul

      Hi41,

      There has been a lot of pain in your family. I hope you all heal from it instead of picking mercilessly at each other's wounds.

      November 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • AvdBerism source of filthyRainerBraendleinism©

      Gosh, if "DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD" thinks you're stupid – you must be pretty damned stupid.

      November 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • AvdBergism source of filthyRainerBraendleinism©

      Yeah, I've seen the stupid video that's been pieced together like a sand sculpture – try something else stupid out on us.

      November 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
    • Jesus Doesnot Hate

      The Light Of His Love Shines Brightly In You ..... NOT

      November 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • R.U. Kidding

      So you're saying your a typical Tea Party "christian".

      Who would jesus HATE?

      November 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  2. Reality

    And now to the real issue surrounding abortion:

    Only for the new members of this blog:

    The reality of se-x, abortion, contraception and STD/HIV control: – from a guy who enjoys intelligent se-x-

    Note: Some words hyphenated to defeat an obvious word filter. ...

    The Brutal Effects of Stupidity:

    : The failures of the widely used birth "control" methods i.e. the Pill (8.7% actual failure rate) and male con-dom (17.4% actual failure rate) have led to the large rate of abortions and S-TDs in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or co-ndoms properly and/or use safer methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and S-TDs.- Failure rate statistics provided by the Gut-tmacher Inst-itute. Unfortunately they do not give the statistics for doubling up i.e. using a combination of the Pill and a condom.

    Added information before making your next move:

    from the CDC-2006

    "Se-xually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge in the United States. While substantial progress has been made in preventing, diagnosing, and treating certain S-TDs in recent years, CDC estimates that approximately 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24.1 In addition to the physical and psy-ch-ological consequences of S-TDs, these diseases also exact a tremendous economic toll. Direct medical costs as-sociated with STDs in the United States are estimated at up to $14.7 billion annually in 2006 dollars."

    And from:

    Consumer Reports, January, 2012

    "Yes, or-al se-x is se-x, and it can boost cancer risk-

    Here's a crucial message for teens (and all se-xually active "post-teeners": Or-al se-x carries many of the same risks as va-ginal se-x, including human papilloma virus, or HPV. And HPV may now be overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of or-al cancers in America in people under age 50.

    "Adolescents don’t think or-al se-x is something to worry about," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. "They view it as a way to have intimacy without having 's-ex.'" (It should be called the Bill Clinton Syndrome !!)

    Obviously, political leaders in both parties, Planned Parenthood, parents, the "stupid part of the USA" and the educational system have failed miserably on many fronts.

    The most effective forms of contraception, ranked by "Perfect use":
    - (Abstinence, 0% failure rate)
    - (Masturbation, mono or mutual, 0% failure rate)
    Followed by:
    One-month injectable and Implant (both at 0.05 percent)
    Vasectomy and IUD (Mirena) (both at 0.1 percent)
    The Pill, Three-month injectable, and the Patch (all at 0.3 percent)
    Tubal sterilization (at 0.5 percent)
    IUD (Copper-T) (0.6 percent)
    Periodic abstinence (Post-ovulation) (1.0 percent)
    Periodic abstinence (Symptothermal) and Male condom (both at 2.0 percent)
    Periodic abstinence (Ovulation method) (3.0 percent)

    Every other method ranks below these, including Withdrawal (4.0), Female condom (5.0), Diaphragm (6.0), Periodic abstinence (calendar) (9.0), the Sponge (9.0-20.0, depending on whether the woman using it has had a child in the past), Cervical cap (9.0-26.0, with the same caveat as the Sponge), and Spermicides (18.0).

    November 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • BulliesAreFoul

      However you see fit to conduct your own contraception is your business. I consider it none of my business. Good luck with it.

      It is also none of the government's business. They should not impose themselves into private individuals' bedrooms. Nobody should try to take away other people's reproductive rights.

      November 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  3. maxdl80

    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States, is the only Candidate who does not want to bomb Iran.

    I am voting to kick the corrupt two party establishment to the curb tomorrow.

    LIVE
    FREE

    November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  4. Mq

    Really, this is all you have CNN? Stop wasting our time.

    November 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Vet4America

      Agreed.

      This story has Axelrod's fingerprints all over it. It is called the "nuclear option" and was to be used as a last ditch attack if Obama's re-election was in doubt. The strategy is to unleash an attack on Romney's faith through the media. Times magazine broke the story in August. I guess the Obama team is now desperate to the point of pushing the Nuclear Option button. So, now we are witnessing it.

      Sad commentary of just how low the election has gone.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  5. Sick Things

    One thing I bet we can all agree on. Good riddance to this mean spirited, bloated obscene campaign. So much waste, so little accomplished.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Vet4America

      Yes, indeed!

      November 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Reasonably

      Say it again, brother! So much sound and fury and money amounting to nothing.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Yes, Hopefully by this time on Wednesday, it will all be over.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • Reality

      Ditto but said campaign did provide for a number of jobs.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  6. Reasonably

    Our cult's undies are more magical than your cult's undies – ask us why!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • CNN Belief Blog Moderator

      HI41nobody cares if you got your account hacked. Thank you and please keep posting.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  7. Hi41

    I going to scream and yell and attack people here so that Romney gets elected tomorrow, because I can change things by acting like a dickhead!!!!

    Really!!!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Mormonism is a cult- FACT

      Dear Mormon,

      Research your founder. Research the origins of your church and their screwy practicies. Research Masonic rituals.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • sam

      Let me guess – flaming partisan 60-something with a nonstop hard on for the repub ticket no matter how much crazy comes with it. Boring.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Hi41

      I did not post this message. Someone has hacked my account and posted under my name. I have already reported this as abuse.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • CNN Belief Blog Moderator

      Hi41 Nobody cares if you get your account hacked. Grow up and start acting like an adult.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  8. D C

    Watch this before you vote:

    http://www.surenews.com/political/a-video-everyone-should-see-before-any-election.htm

    November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • Vet4America

      This story has Axelrod's fingerprints all over it. It is called the "nuclear option" and was to be used as a last ditch attack if Obama's re-election was in doubt. The strategy is to unleash an attack on Romney's faith through the media. Times magazine broke the story in August. I guess the Obama team is now desperate to the point of pushing the Nuclear Option button. So, now we are witnessing it.

      Sad commentary of just how low the election has gone.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  9. Sick Things

    @Hi41

    Why do you apologize for Romney? He is a complete moron!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • The Truth

      Because he is a Mormon practicing his belief in lying for Christ to get a Mormon Bishop elected President to fulfill Mormon prophecy, duh...

      November 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Obviously

      Well duh! Hi41 is a Mormon out to put his cult in control of the country.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • Vet4America

      So how does the Democratic party reconcile Harry Reid's leadership role in the US Senate?
      Isn't Senator Reid a practicing Mormon as well???

      November 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • Mormonism is a cult- FACT

      Vet4America

      So how does the Democratic party reconcile Harry Reid's leadership role in the US Senate?
      Isn't Senator Reid a practicing Mormon as well???
      ...
      And he is also a loon

      November 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  10. DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD

    Word hindu is based on Latin word hindered, negative, Hun, great, Han, to be in greatness, hin, to be negative to both of them, hindu, a noun in negativity, hinduism, way of negativity, Visit limitisthetruth.com to learn hinduism, criminality of hindu Jew's, filthy self centered , denier of truth absolute God to hind, fool humanity into gentile ism, slavery.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
    • Hindu Mithra Ism etc.

      Word Puke is based on Latin absurd word Puki, Pe or Pa, Te, or Ta, meaning from stomach ism 180 and throat base word for Sick in English, Upchuck, blowing chunks or spewing ism, meaning, worshiping at the porcelain throne or a sweaty, infection of puke absolute ism, such as flu, or Food poisoning, in disregard diarrhea or Montezuma’s revenge ism , One who takes a s.h.i.t to be in violation of his body without his consent, considering himself to be dying, the truth you drank too much tequila ism 180, same as in barfing, denier it doesn’t work, word projectile abused vomiting is based on Latin word vomi, icky, smelly, horrible, icky, to be in a pool of sick and HeavenSent, to be dumber than the fluids leaking from your absurd ravished body ism to both of them, watery eyes, a noun in missing work, puke in your nose, way of making absurd filthy you even sicker, as in word “ralph”, a self-violating or a ja.panese p.o.r.n.o, otherwise known as a freak, a sadist. Puking is not an accident but a way to clear the crud ism 180 from your mutilated digestive system, defiance to the Lysol and filthy towels you will use ism absurd 180 filthy ism.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      the hateful rabbid guy is a sick Taliban puppy, like For Hood Nidal Hasan, not scholar as he might thinks, something to do with his religion. With disturbed childhood, he is an absolutely incurable case. move on guys, when you see his posts.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD

      Truth, heart ache of a hindu, denier of truth absolute.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      fyi goon, rabid dogs don't seek truth, they just go biting people. I am laughing my ass off everytime I read other people's comments on your posts. It must be hurting you, deep inside! I love it.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  11. petemg

    Why is religion so important in any election when we have an apparent Muslim ruling under the guise of being Christian. Obama started this war and it will not cease until he is in control under the Muslim rule.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Jo LO

      tin foil hat alert!

      November 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • K-switch

      Excerpt from the rednecks guide to Obama's religion:

      "His name ryhmes with Osama, therefore...."

      November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • The Truth

      "we have an apparent Muslim" and you are an apparent moron. Where do they get this bullshlt anyway?

      November 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • Cal

      What do you call a person who claims to be a Christian, but does not behave like a Christian?

      Answer: A Christian.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Hi41

      These liberals will not let your argument stand even though there are several videos that show Obama telling the audience that he is a Muslim. This isn't a convenient fact for them. They can judge one man by his religion but for Saint Obama that is off limits. Be careful. They may invoke jihad on you.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • Reasonably

      The fact that you can vote and breed should worry us all.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • Hi41

      Reasonably: That fact that you can publish drivel IS a concern to all of us.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Hi41
      Cite your references.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
    • The Truth

      "there are several videos that show Obama telling the audience that he is a Muslim." LOL

      You don't think those videos would be run 24/7 on Fox News? I have yet to see a single one, so either you are a liar or these videos are somehow being obscured from Fox news by the "Muslim liberal gay agenda" which doesn't even make any sense. You have weighed in with your answers and they were found wanting, go back to school you ignoramus.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • birch please

      And you are the reason why this is a republic

      November 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • Wraith

      Hi41,

      I know the videos you're talking about. Wanna know something funny? Each one of the was bashed together from several different snippets of conversation, using individual words, edited together to form sentences of whatever the video editor wanted Obama to, "say.". It's like some simpleton got a copy of Microsoft Movie Maker and a handful of digital copies of several of Obama's speeches and thought that no one would be able to tell it was fake. Anyone who believes those videos probably truly believes that we are ever truly anonymous online.

      November 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  12. Hindu Mithra Ism etc.

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    November 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  13. JB Politickle

    Thanks for the insights! Now I'm ready to vote for Obama!

    November 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Hi41

      I hope this was sarcasm on your part. If not, I question your ability to think rationally.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • birch please

      "Rationally" hahaha, just like magical sky fairies.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  14. Ritt Momney

    I am going to completely hide my religious beliefs from you because . . . deep down I know they are nuts too.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • Hi41

      Mitt Romney: I'm going to hide my true beliefs from you because they are sacred and personal. I also know that my "foes" will try and distort and desecrate my sacred beliefs and feelings.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Ritt Momney

      My beliefs are a good basis for governing and can stand up to scrutiny . . . no, better hide them.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • Hi41

      Ritt Romney: I am aware that you are a member of a religion that is OK but that belittles others for their belief enough to make it a litmus test for public office. I thought the POTUS was elected to be the president of ALL the people not just those that belong to specific religions. I see nothing in Romney's practice of his faith that would make him unacceptable as the POTUS. He seems to be an honorable, generous, and compassionate man. I suppose his religion did influence these traits and that is OK with me.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • The Truth

      "honorable" but not honest. Right. Let's get him to tell the truth about his position just once please before you go calling him honerable. It would be laughable if there weren't total morons who have bought into this shlt.

      November 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  15. Yabba Dabba Don't

    Mormons believe Jesus is going to return and rule the earth . . . from Missouri.

    Christians and Jews believe the Garden of Eden was in . . . Iraq.

    If I am going to follow a god, I want one with a better sense of where to live. Jesus of Nazareth? No. FSM of Club Med Tahiti? There you go.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • Hi41

      Give it a rest. This election isn't about religion. It is about economics and incompetence. Mitt Romney is the expert on the economy. The current POTUS is the expert on incompetence.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • Shorty

      Mitt Romney's economics: send the jobs to China, no taxes for the super-rich, don't care about that lower 47.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • Hi41

      Shorty: Looks like the Democratic talking points got recycled today.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Mormonism is a cult- FACT

      Hi41

      Give it a rest. This election isn't about religion. It is about economics and incompetence. Mitt Romney is the expert on the economy. The current POTUS is the expert on incompetence.
      .
      So if a person was the follower of Jim Jones The Peoples Temple or David Koresh..that wouldnt be an issue? I mean you wouldnt question their mental stability???????? Mormonism is no different. Cult is a cult and we have to consider this very seriously.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Hi41

      Mormonism is a cult- FACT: First, let's take the word "fact" off your user name. Second, I believe it is better to judge the character of the man/woman who is seeking public office than label them with words that are emotionally charged but useless as descriptives. Perhaps, in your mindset, religion is a part of character. However, the arbitrary use of the word "cult" is so specious that it is only used by bigots and fear mongers.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  16. Rummy Pirate Times-Dispatch

    "In Greed We Trust"

    In 1994, Bain invested $27 million as part of a deal with other firms to acquire Dade International, a medical-diagnostics-equipment firm, from its parent company, Baxter International. Bain ultimately made nearly 10 times its money, getting back $230 million. But Dade wound up laying off more than 1,600 people and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2002, amid crushing debt and rising interest rates. The company, with Bain in charge, had borrowed heavily to do acquisitions, accumulating $1.6 billion in debt by 2000. The company cut benefits for some workers at the acquired firms and laid off others. When it merged with Behring Diagnostics, a German company, Dade shut down three U.S. plants. At the same time, Dade paid out $421 million to Bain Capital’s investors and investing partners.

    For 15 years, Romney had been in the business of creative destruction and wealth creation. But what about his claims of job creation? Though Bain Capital surely helped expand some companies that had created jobs, the layoffs and closures at other firms would lead Romney’s political opponents to say that he had amassed a fortune in part by putting people out of work. The lucrative deals that made Romney wealthy could exact a cost. Maximizing financial return to investors could mean slashing jobs, closing plants, and moving production overseas. It could also mean clashing with union workers, serving on the board of a company that ran afoul of federal laws, and loading up already struggling companies with debt.

    Marc Wolpow, a former Bain partner who worked with Romney on many deals, said the discussion at buyout companies typically does not focus on whether jobs will be created. “It’s the opposite—what jobs we can cut,” Wolpow said. “Because you had to document how you were going to create value. Eliminating redundancy, or the elimination of people, is a very valid way."

    A couple of examples (it's pretty easy to find more):

    Bain closed GST Steel plant in 2001 laying off 750 workers.

    Controlling share owner Bain Capital closes BRP plant (Southern Illinois) so the 340 jobs there could be outsourced to Mexico.

    Also, this is disconcerting:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/mitt-romney-implicated-perjury-and-stock-fraud-made-millions-process

    http://globalgrind.com/news/mitt-romney-lied-perjury-under-oath-divorce-court-case-tom-stemberg-details

    BAIN'S INVESTOR "SUCCESSES" WERE PRIMARILY CONTINGENT ON MASS LAY-OFFS OF WORKERS

    November 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • Hi41

      Do you REALLY believe this drivel? I don't see any other candidate who has been more generous with his earned money than Mitt Romney. Of course, the current POTUS has no problem sharing our money with others but that doesn't make him generous or compassionate. It makes him a political hack.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • == o ==

      Maybe generous in the way that he deems fit. That doesn't excuse him for all these layoffs just for profit.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
    • Hi41

      == 0 ==: What part of free agency, private ownership and property rights do you not understand? From your post it would seem that you feel you have a right to choose how other people use their agency to donate to cause that are important to them. That is about as un-American as it gets.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  17. Hi41

    The timing of this article is suspect. Where is the objective, fair, and non-political CNN we used to know? The American people have been short changed by the lack of true journalism in the mainstream media this election. I, along with many others, are offended and indignant.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Sick Things

      @Hi41

      You don't like it when the truth is told? Sounds like a typical Christian.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Hi41

      Sick Things: You wouldn't know the truth if it hit you in the face.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Sick Things

      @Hi41

      What is in this article that you dissagree with exactly. I saw the video. Romney is an idiot.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • The Truth

      LOL, he's not refuting anything in the video, he's complaining about "The timing". This is like a woman walking in on her husband cheating on her and the husband getting mad at his wife for coming home early "You were supposed to be another 2 hours honey!! How could you!!"...

      November 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Hi41

      Sick Thing: I also saw the video. First, this happened a long time ago in political years AND it shows that radio hosts are also politically biased.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • The Truth

      "this happened a long time ago in political years" 2007 is like the cretaceous period for politics, I mean, do we even really know for sure 2007 even existed? I've heard tales of that year from a few but not many eyewitnesses left of that bygone era...

      What a maroon...

      November 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • Christianity and Islam is a mental disease- FACT

      "to reign both from Jerusalem and Missouri."
      .
      If Jesus is smart he will use his Capital One card when booking flights back and forth. The fact that a grown man believes in a cult created less than 200 years ago by a known con-artist and criminal..says a lot about his mental stability and capacity.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Hi41

      the truth: The only thing truthful about your posts is your user name. You can't even use an analogy properly. Is it time for your afternoon nap?

      November 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • The Truth

      @Hi41 – "You can't even use an analogy properly." Well if it was to hard for you to understand let me break it down for you: You see Mitt Romney is the cheating husband with Hi41 as his mouthpiece and the American electorate is the wife, and when Mitt gets caught red "handed" he doesn't defend the fact that he is balls deep in his secretary but blames the "wife" for bad timing. You do not defend his words, you just claim it's an attack because it comes a few days before your candidate will lose the election.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • lalala

      "You wouldn't know the truth if it hit you in the face." like your mother did to you with a bible until all free thought was gone?

      November 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  18. It's a Cult

    November 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Hi41

      You are an idiot.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • Christianity and Islam is a mental disease- FACT

      "You are an idiot."
      .
      They might be but it doesnt change the FACT that Mormonism is a cult. First...it is less than 200 years old. Second..the creator was a known con artist who used magic sticks to find gold for people..Third he was a criminal.. Fourth...the traditions and rituals were copied from various organizations liek the Masons. 5th he could only see the magical discs and used magical seer stones to look into a top hat to write The Mormon Book. His own original followers/witnesses left and denounced him. IT SCREAMS SCAM AND CULT. Mormons are not Christians..they are Mormons...and mindless at that.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  19. Sick Things

    I wish someone could explain to me how it is possible to take Mitt Romney seriously. How does he get to this point?

    Vote for Mitt, forget about the part where is completely INSANE.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Hi41

      Believing that Obama and his thugs will do any better in the next for years is REAL insanity. He is the divider and blamer of others in chief. He replaces Jimmy Carter as the worst POTUS in my long lifetime.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Bridal Party

      Hi41, no, GWB takes that honor, although Carter takes second place.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • The Truth

      @Hi41 – You are an angry and deluded white mormon who can't stand to have a black man in a position of power over you. You belong to a religious cult that will not survive the next century of enlightenment. Please go back to your ignorant racist cave in Utah and expire like three month old milk in a broken fridge...

      November 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Hi41

      Bridal Party: I didn't like the way GWB governed either but I must disagree about the level of his incompetence compared to Carter and Obama.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • Hi41

      The Truth: Oh, now it's a race issue. Will you people EVER give up. This isn't about race. It is about the economy and incompetence. As I wrote earlier, Romney is the expert on the economy. The current POTUS is the expert on incompetence.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • Christianity and Islam is a mental disease- FACT

      Hi41

      I have concerns at a person in a position of power that belongs to a cult less than 200 years old. That speaks volumes about them. And I dont care for Obama

      November 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • JohnQuest

      Hi41, what did the current President do that was incompetent? What I learned from watching the debates is that Gov. R agreed with just about everything that was done by the current administration.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Vet4America

      Johnquest – you must have missed the first presidential debate.
      There was very little agreement between the candidates on anything related to the economy.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  20. DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD

    Faith in hindu Mormon ism is nothing but faith in hindu Moran ism, filthy self center ism, Romany have some guts to defend his hinduism, racism in front of people. Give hindu Magi' criminal trickster, deserving shoe in his mouth.
    DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD
    Eliminate hindu Judaism, filthy secular ism to have peace, Islam among humanity. hindu's blinded leading hindu, blinded, game of hindu Magi's, criminal tricksters to stay in business of hinduism, denial of truth absolute, let it be hindu's, ignorant preachers, speaking not of truth absolute GOD, nor hindu atheist, ignorant self centered, secular s. rode with a hindu blinded driver, BET ON A WRACK, YOU WILL NEVER LOOSE.

    Expect nothing better but mayhem among humanity by following of hinduism, denial of truth absolute, Allah, and following of hindu pagan Mithra ism, savior ism, neither commanded, nor allowed in Islam as a religion, but Theen Allah, consti tution of truth absolute. Foundation of American consti tution.
    Shiaism
    hindu Mithra ism, savior ism invented little over 100 years after Sydana Mohammad pbh by tribes of Kujar of north Africa and imposition as Fatmid Khalaphit by force by denial of Hidth and Quran, justified by hindu Judaism, pagan secularism to impose hinduism, racism by hindu, fabricated relationship with Family of Syadana Mohammad pbh to justify existence of hindu criminal Kings, a violation of fundamental commandment, human equality under the LA. truth absolute Allah. Cause of conflict among Muslim's and cause of down fall of Muslim's and Islam in Spain.

    Sunisim, invented by Turk's by corruption of Quran and hidth to justify existence of hindu King's as Khalipha, after death of Ruler Mohammad, but later renamed, Mehmmat, wisdom of spirit of truth by siblings from his Armenian wife, follower of hindu pagan Mithra ism, savior ism in 13th century.

    Christianity, invented by hinduism,. corruption of truth absolute by hindu Pharisees, pagan self centered, follower of hindu filthy pig ism by corrupted Torah, known as Greek Torah, translated and commented by Ben Asheer in 250 AD in Yiddish, secularist, self centered language, also known as Old Testament, part of book of Mithra ism labeled as Bible. A way to justify hindu criminal Kings and self proclaimed Prophets, fortune tellers as god's to rule over humanity.

    JUDAISM, Self center ism, pig ism, or Atheism, invented by hindu's pagan's of Egypt by corruption of truth absolute in Torah to Justify hindu pagan Pharaoh's and their hindu pagan Santans, goons as god's to rule over humanity with impunity.

    HAVE hINDUISM, CORRUPTION OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE, RELIGIONS AND LIVE WITH MAYHEM, AS HAS BEEN THE CASE FROM hIND, DARK AGES TILL TODAY. FOLLOW THEEN ALLAH, CONSTI TUTION OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE, ALLAH , GOD AND THE LORD, FOUNDATION OF CONSTI TUTION OF AMERICA TO HAVE PEACE AMONG HUMANITY. To learn more please visit truthisthelimit.com
    word hindu is based on Latin word hindered, negative, Hun, great, Han, to be in greatness, hin, to be negative to both of them, hindu, a noun in negativity, hinduism, way of negativity.
    Visit limitisthetruth.com to learn about hinduism, criminality of hindu's, criminals to impose hinduism, racism on humanity by hinduism, corruption of truth absolute by force.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Hi41

      Dump your absurdity. There is a God and we are His children. You ignore all evidence of this in your offensive post.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Bridal Party

      You make zero sense, and if anyone is filthy, it's your mind, which you severely need to scrub.
      I predict a lobotomy in your future. Shut up already.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • DUMP hINDU FABRICATION MITHRA ISM, SAVIOR ISM, CHRISTIANITY, VOTE FOR TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD

      Yes their is God, truth absolute, foundation of American consti tution , but hindu's, denier of truth absolute God in your hindu Mithra ism, racist savior ism in following of hindu pagan , trinity, get out of you hindu Magi ism, criminal trickery hindu, pagan christian.

      November 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Christianity and Islam is a mental disease- FACT

      Hi41

      Dump your absurdity. There is a God and we are His children. You ignore all evidence of this in your offensive post.
      .
      While the guy above you is a loon, I need to point out there is no credible evidence...just as s umption and faith. Out of credible evidence, one msut have faith.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      the guy is a sick Taliban puppy, like For Hood Nidal Hasan, something to do with their religion, with disturbed childhood, absolutely incurable case. move on guys, when you see his posts.

      November 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
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