To guest just below: if Romney is able to reduce your tax rate by 20% and you make $25K per year, he just saved you $5000 in taxes. There is no way your mortgage is so high that the math doesn't pan out (if mortgage intrest is your only deduction).
He still hasn't answered about the mortgage interest deduction, though asked many times, point blank, including in this interview. That's the only major deduction I get, and would take almost $2,500 out of my tax refund that I am due, and count on. This is something that affects the middle income folks. I don't trust him until he says, outright.
I think Mitt did fantastic in this interview. He was honest, forthcomming and concise. He handled himself well under the microscope, was confident and excellent in his answers.
This was a far cry better than the rock star, elbow rubbing piece of traqsh that is in office right now. And this is what scares the hell out of the left!
I think Mitt handled himself absolutely fantastic. He was clear, concise, and honest. Thats something the opposition cant handle and scares the shit out of them! When elected, he will do very well. A far cry better than the peice of shit in their right now.
He and his wife would likely be lovely neighbors as long as one doesn't live next door to or in the vicinity of the White House.
After watching this interview ... it is clear who is more prepared , smarter and a better leader ... Romney is a far better choice than Obama
Great Interview...Go Mitt !!!
Stand Up For America & Fire The Liar In The White House On Nov. 6...
VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 2012 !!!
Beautiful answer at the end and thanks, RS, for posting this interview!
He's right, freedom is what we enjoy in this country and what we continue to fight for! Governor Romney did a good job with his answers and probably is a glimpse as to what will be asked in the debates!
Look for ward to October 3!
Not once did the CBS camera zoom in on Obama and cut off the top of his head like they did to Romney all the time. This makes Romney look more uncomfortable and suspect. Bias CBS.
Smelly Pelly in any of the questions never put any of the blame on Obama's failed policies of the last four years. Remember what they did four years ago to W.
Romney did well in a hostile environment. Question to Obama: Romney is attacking you...
Question to Romney: Americans want to know more specifics... The tone and content of the questions were totally different. Americans are allowing the press to decide this election and it is scary as heck.
I wonder if 60 Minutes will zero in on Obama Face like they did Romney? Mitt might as well been bald cause they never show the top of his head while "interviewing" him. They also did there best to protect their beloved Barack Hussein Obama.
I can't listen to these libs. All they talk about is this fair, is that fair. Guess what? Life isn't fair sometimes. Is it fair to punish someone who happens to be really good at running a business and give a break to someone without those skills? We all are not equally talented, motivated, and hard working. What you get back is what you put in. And you have to make some sacrifices to get there. The Romney's lived in a basement apartment when they were first married and Romney was going to school. Ann was at home taking care of the kids. They had to live a very frugal life so they could have a better future. That was a sacrifice and an investment. They also give a lot of the fruits of their labor to charity for many people who never do a darn thing to be responsible for themselves.
Our society has become shallow, materialistic and lazy. Romney will never win a conversation w these liberals. They just do not get how life works. "We reap what we sow." You have to let people stand on their own two feet for their own good. That includes parents who are always helping their kids. Let them struggle-adversity builds character and that is what we need in a leader.
The interviewer is so obviously anti Romney he can't begin to hide it..funny, I don't remember any of these questions being asked to POTUS in the last three and half years. What a bunch of hypocrites!!! Their bias is painfully obvious!! Disgusting!!
Romney was great. I was annoyed that Pelley kept hammering him for specifics on a plan that we really don't need to know the specifics of. If it requires bi-partisan cooperation, then it means there are a lot of aspects that are just suggestions at the moment, suggestions that need to be discussed at length by those making the decisions. I trust Romney and his experience.
I watched Obama's interview...bullsh-t and lies. Furthermore, Steve Kroft acted like a hard hitter, but when Obama responded with blatant lies about the grand scale of his economic recovery, Kroft (who either knew they were lies, or didn't bother being a journalist and sought out facts before hand) let him off the hook and moved on to the next softball question. Of course, if you're letting your interviewee off the hook over every answer Kroft could've been asking Obama about the physics of quantum mechanics and been fine with each ignorant answer. Jeeze that interview was annoying.
I pray when I go to bed at night too. I pray that America's curse and judgement named "Obama" will be over this November and that the sniveling little anti-Colonialist doesn't do too much damage before he leaves our great house in January.
David Brooks.... Really????? He opined about Candidate Obama in 2008 due to the crease in his pants! Are you kidding me?
I think Mitt did very well. He looks and sounds like a thoughtful and intelligent person. Not a celebrity whore!
For all the Romney supporters on this site, please read David Brooks column. The reason he's losing is because he's insincere. He's not an ideological person but he's running as an idealogue. The republican party has moved so far to the right, he's had to abandon any sense of moderation to appease the base of the party.
I don't mean to be impolite, but who cares what David Brooks or Peggy Noonan think. They both voted for O so that tells us all we need to know about them.
DAVID BROOKS??! Are you kidding me?! I wouldn't read ANYTHING that Democrat with the Republican label has written! And FYI, Romney isn't losing, the national polls have him tied with Obama. So then, how is Romney running too far to the right?
A person with sincerity and no ideology is just an empty suit, because ideology is a person's political beliefs. And Romney had better run AND govern on conservative principles, if he wants to contrast himself with Obama and get this country working again. Besides, he does appear sincere; he just needs to stay as far away from elitist RINOs like David Brooks as he possibly can.
Romney is NOT "losinG".http://www.unskewedpolls.com
David Brooks? Ah, HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! (snort, snort) Excuse me while I dry my eyes from laughing so hard.
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There's plenty of the Massachusetts 'moderate' in the interview above, Vinton, & many conservatives on this site don't have illusions of his being a staunch conservative at heart. But we are glad he picked Paul Ryan as a running mate & know Obama is an idealogue about America and his ideas have been playing out in how he has been systematically working to tear the country down.
I like the last few minutes as well. I like his response on the Big Idea question. Can't tolerate watching the Obama interview. I already know they'll be softball questions. No accountability for his broken promises.
Scott, the smarmy interviewer:
Mr. Romney has NO military background.
Mr. President, do you like flying on Air Force One (smooch, smooch)?
Scott, the smarmy interviewer:
Mr. Romney has NO foreign policy experience.
Mr. President, you're so brilliant that even though you had no foreign policy experience, we all knew you'd be great at it. Do you agree (smooch, smooch)?*
*It has come to our attention at 60 minutes that Mr. President, after four years, has no idea what he is doing with regard to foreign policy. However, we have decided to ignore that fact. Thank you.
Missed the interview, but did catch the Romney rally in Denver.
I thought it was good and agree with the improvements around sDee's 3 main points.
One thing that I believe needs to be brought home was when that first question regarding the 'clear choice' was asked. It's not about big versus small government - it's about how long anyone can seriously think big government is even an option, when soon America won't be able to borrow any longer. That time is getting closer every day, especially now QE3 is a fact.
Pretty good interview…considering Mitt went into enemy territory. You can never be sure they aren’t going to manipulate and revise the responses
His answer to the healthcare question was better than the last time I heard him answer it. He used the word repeal - which he hasn’t used for a while.I sooo wish he would add in tort reform to the overhaul.
I thought Romney was real good - I wished it went longer. He appeared relaxed, he said his message with clarity. He looked very Presidential! It's no way I have the stomach to watch O interview!!!