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Watch Mitt Romney Get Angry While Explaining Mormonism: VIDEO


Mitt Romney has studiously avoided getting into the specifics about his religion while on the campaign trail lest he alienate evangelicals still wary of Mormonism.

That all changed during what became a heated exchange during a radio interview in which Romney, apparently upset by an outsider's misunderstanding of Mormonism and its relationship with abortion, starts laying it all out, and gets quite angry in the process.

Watch it unfold AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. eh, at least he defends himself.

    Posted by: Alex | Nov 2, 2012 8:13:57 AM

  2. Imagine if someone asked him about his secret plan for the economy....

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Nov 2, 2012 8:16:28 AM

  3. Towleroad: this article does not answer 'Where?' or 'When?' Seems like those would be relevant.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 2, 2012 8:25:10 AM

  4. I've seen this before. He impresses me actually. Still voting for Obama and scared in many ways if Romney gets elected, but I found this video reassuring that Mitt can separate his religious beliefs from how he should govern.

    Posted by: greg | Nov 2, 2012 8:25:28 AM

  5. I know you are not a news organization and this is more of a personal blog. Have you ever run anything critical of Obama or Biden during this election?

    Posted by: Wayne | Nov 2, 2012 8:25:29 AM

  6. Seems really presidential,eh?

    Posted by: zp | Nov 2, 2012 8:38:24 AM

  7. I think this is more helpful to Romney than it hurts. The Missouri gibberish notwithstanding, this makes him look like a human being, not the robot he normally is in public.

    Posted by: joe | Nov 2, 2012 8:42:11 AM

  8. For phuck's sake !
    This BS makes "Darby O'Gill and The Little People" seem plausible.

    Splitting mountains, Missouri "reigning" with Jerusalem...ha ha ha.

    @ JOE :Yeah, it makes him look like a human being alright; a dangerous deluded religion obsessed one.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 2, 2012 8:53:22 AM

  9. This is just as plausible as a guy living in a whale's stomach for three days, a talking snake, a zombie Messiah, and all of the other garbage people routinely kill each other over.

    Posted by: homer | Nov 2, 2012 8:57:48 AM

  10. Lordy, here come the desperate trolls.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Nov 2, 2012 9:23:59 AM

  11. found it: Aug 2, 2007.

    Weird, though, because this interviewer Mikelson is rabidly anti-gay and is now pushing the get-rid-of-Iowa-judges campaign. So he's not exactly hostile.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Nov 2, 2012 9:49:50 AM

  12. "Lordy, here come the desperate trolls".

    No kidding. It's like they called each other up and said, "Meet me at Towleroad, stat!".

    Tetchiness does not make Romney look good, it doesn't make him look presidential, and his desire to impose "Mitt Romney's own personal anti-choice position" on society instead of the "official Mormon Church's anti-choice position" does not make Romney "look good".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Nov 2, 2012 10:02:03 AM

  13. He isn't running as a mormon??? WTF.

    What is his position on abortion? He is not clear. If he believes life begins at conception, then it is his responsibility to honestly say it, but he has had 5 different points of view.

    Crazy , lying and unethical. If he can't be honest he should be disqualified from running. Period.

    Posted by: Will | Nov 2, 2012 10:10:24 AM

  14. ...and that's without caffeine

    Posted by: anyone for bundt cake? | Nov 2, 2012 10:15:08 AM

  15. @ Greg, I don't agree with this proving that Romney can separate his religious beliefs from how he should govern. If this proved that, then the 14th Ammendment would overshadow any of his personal beliefs on equality, and he would be running on the platform of equality for everyone in SPITE OF his beliefs. Romney is far from being the only politicialn guilty of this on any side of the aisle, but this clip doesn't show how he can govern separately from his beliefs at all.

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | Nov 2, 2012 10:46:12 AM

  16. Secret mormon rituals caught on hidden camera: youtube.com/watch?v=6udew9axmdM

    Posted by: Spencer White | Nov 2, 2012 11:56:48 AM

  17. and yet, Mitt has yet to ever say on record that his church was wrong for all those years it actively preached racial intolerance and exclusivity.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 2, 2012 12:15:07 PM

  18. He always gets pissy when he's questioned. He gets superior and argumentative like a high school debater.

    Posted by: db | Nov 2, 2012 12:21:10 PM

  19. that's not fair, DB. high school debaters are much more clear, direct and non-evasive.

    Obama gets criticized for the most tenuous of religious connections and Mitt gets a free pass from those same folks, eh?

    i guess it just goes to show - if you're White then your religious affiliations are acceptable, no questions asked.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 2, 2012 12:26:47 PM

  20. Mormonism is a false religion among false religions. If Romney will lie about his beliefs, what WON'T he lie about?

    Posted by: Mo Ho. | Nov 2, 2012 12:38:44 PM

  21. It's mostly scary in that he is so impassioned about a fairy tale. "No!! santa really IS real! My Mom said so!" is about the equivalent of this diatribe.

    Posted by: Tim | Nov 2, 2012 1:37:13 PM

  22. This is an ADULT human being that believes this nonsense.

    An ADULT.

    That's all.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 2, 2012 2:01:29 PM

  23. MO HO, lying about his beliefs is an accepted part of Mormon culture, it's called "lying for the lord" and basically means you get a pass if you lie about Mormonism in order to confuse the gentiles (everybody else). It comes down to, the ends justify the means. He'll say anything to get elected and he thinks that it's not unethical to do so.

    Posted by: antb | Nov 2, 2012 2:13:03 PM

  24. I forced myself to sit through this garbage and my only thought is...how can we still be having a conversation about this? Missouri???
    Magic rocks & underwear? Your own planet when you die...and all the wives on that planet?
    And...just for the record...I have three mormon business associates...they lie compulsively and think nothing of it. That's my only personal experience with them and coupled with this interview I would say that I'm not interested in knowing any more.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Nov 2, 2012 3:15:23 PM

  25. He's not a robot after all! He's another Anger Bear, like Grampy McSame.

    Posted by: Keith | Nov 2, 2012 3:36:13 PM

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