Mitt Romney Lectures Radio Host on Mormonism and Abortion

Update 11/5: The video has now been viewed 1.8 million times.

Here is the real Mitt Romney. Via the Washington Post, Mitt Romney doesn't like talking about his religion these days, but in 2007, he was quite vocal about it, lecturing a radio host about the principles of his church and his stand on abortion.

His temperament hasn't changed much, it's the Romney attitude we saw at the debates -- Let me talk and it's my way or the highway. [More...]

Most notable, Romney disavows the position that one can oppose abortion personally but be in favor of other people having the right to choose. He says that is the position of the Mormon church, but not his view. "That's not okay. I was wrong. We should have as a society a prohibition on abortion." (my emphasis.)

He says while he was Gov. of Mass, "I vetoed any bill that was in favor of choice. I was entirely consistent."

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    All I can say is YIKES! (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by DFLer on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:43:27 PM EST
    and, what an a$$whole.

    He is really defensive (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by kdm251 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:46:18 PM EST
    The weird thing is that the Radio guy seemed to agree with him and wanted to help him make the point that he was pro life but Mitt was too busy being an A hole to let the guy say anything.  

    He was on Mitten's side. (none / 0) (#7)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 09:21:57 PM EST
    The radio guy is a right wing talker out of Des Moines--WHO Radio, a clear channel station owned by Clear Channel.

    No wonder no one likes mitt (none / 0) (#8)
    by kdm251 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 09:31:38 PM EST
    A while back David brooks skewered mitt in a column, I wonder if somewhere along the way Mitt didn't treat him like he treated this guy.

    That was terrible... (none / 0) (#1)
    by fishcamp on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:11:15 PM EST
    He was all over the place and I don't know what he meant and I don't want to watch it again.

    I thought it was quite an overreaction. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Angel on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:41:22 PM EST
    Especially that part where he almost screamed "I know more about my religion than you do!"  

    The Latter Day Saints... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Repack Rider on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 08:27:28 PM EST
    ...Rival Scientology for kooky cults.  It was started by a con artist (hello, Elron) whose primary theological goal was sexual access to women other than his wife.

    No wonder it caught on with his male friends, and no wonder it is a cult where women are repressed.

    In the aftermath of the Reverend Wright fauxgasm, the complete absence of "vetting" of the Mormon church is amazing.

    I would live to see him explain that (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by ruffian on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:06:06 AM EST
    'Jesus comes to Missouri' belief to a wide audience.

    I live in Utah (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdm251 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 08:44:57 PM EST
    And used to teach at a small college, watching mitt start to freak out  reminded me of the dean at my school, zero to crazy in about four seconds

    comment with profanity deleted (none / 0) (#9)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 09:58:24 PM EST
    no profanity or name-calling, even of Romney. See our comment rules.

    I just call him... (none / 0) (#14)
    by unitron on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 06:20:59 PM EST
    ...Mitt Romney, and figure that's insult aplenty.

    Actually I call him The Romney, although the factory designation is something like The Romneybot 9000.


    anyone undecided at this point, (none / 0) (#10)
    by cpinva on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 12:24:34 AM EST
    has either been living in a cave this past year, bereft of all contact with the outside world, or is simply an idiot.

    it's not about deciding now (5.00 / 4) (#11)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 01:23:30 AM EST
    it's about motivating people to vote. We need the turnout.

    As was brought out (none / 0) (#13)
    by jondee on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 12:26:25 PM EST
    in Harpers a year ago, the official tenets of Mormonism seem to be theologically akin to The Protestant Ethic in 'roid rage mode..

    One has to ask, if material wealth, good health, relative serentity etc are of necessity manifest signs of "God's blessing", than doesn't it follow that those in travail of various kinds - be they children or adults - are those from whom the Good Lord has turned his face, the "accursed of God", as it were -- children of Cain and sons of Ham? It would seem to follow logically..