Video: Mitt Romney talks immigration on Beck

posted at 2:20 pm on December 10, 2007 by Bryan

Former MA Gov. Mitt Romney appeared on Glenn Beck’s CNN show Sunday. His performance was magnificent, indeed so incredibly stupendous that all other interviews from now until the end of time and space will be judged by the astounding clarity and brilliance seen here. Anyone who doubts this is not to be trusted as an analyst.

Juuuust kidding.

It is actually a fine appearance. Gov Romney hits all the right points on immigration, promises to look into the Ramos/Compean case if he’s elected and comes across as what he is, a very likable and articulate candidate. Romney, like all the other candidates, has his weaknesses. Public speaking definitely isn’t one of them.

Romney works in a nice slam on Huckabee and Giuliani regarding sanctuary policies. Beck passes on a chance to query the governor about his now former “sanctuary mansion.” I bet the governor had six points ready to go if Beck had brought it up. The part about 100 promises made and kept as governor should put a few reporters on some rabbit trails.


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Former MA Gov. Mitt Romney appeared on Glenn Beck’s CNN show Sunday. His performance was magnificent, indeed so incredibly stupendous that all other interviews from now until the end of time and space will be judged by the astounding clarity and brilliance seen here. Anyone who doubts this is not to be trusted as an analyst.
Juuuust kidding.

I wasn’t convinced – you just don’t have the lapdancing ability of Hewitt.

You can take that as a compliment.

thirteen28 on December 10, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Romney works in a nice slam on Huckabee and Giuliani regarding sanctuary policies.

The same guy who continued employing a company that employs illegals because they promised to change?

amerpundit on December 10, 2007 at 2:23 PM

I like Beck, but this man-crush is getting old.

sweeper on December 10, 2007 at 2:29 PM

This border issue is not going to get solved. There’s just too much money involved. What sort of money?

THIS recent story might give us a hint as to why Hershey’s Corporation moved operations to Mexico.

I think we now know how drug cartels will be moving shipments of cocaine into the U.S.

Imagine a Hershey’s truck being pulled over at the border filled with boxes of THESE.

They’re just breath mints officer.

Yeah. I’m sure there’s no connection to those Mexican trucks, or to that new “highway.” None at all.

Gregor on December 10, 2007 at 2:40 PM

LOL Bryan Hewitt.

Valiant on December 10, 2007 at 2:40 PM

I can’t wait to vote for Mitt. Spot on regarding illegal immigration.

Man-crush? yea so what?

If the man keeps saying all the right things, what does it matter? You “man-crush” haters need to start listening to substance and stop bitching about praise for Mitt Romney.

It’s almost like there is a limit to how many good things can be said about one candidate.

puuulease.

If the man is saying good things about religious liberty, illegal immigration, free markets, Islamic jihad and all the rest, why are we so quick to criticize those who “ACTUALLY AGREE WITH HIS POLICY”. Call it a man-crush if you will, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that he’s been saying all the right things lately.

If you don’t like Mitt for his policy stance, that’s one thing.

But to criticize him cause people are “man-crushing” him seems a bit juvenile. Stop the “man-crush-hating” and start looking at substance…

infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM

“A candidate that will give us a moonshot at getting this oil octopus off our face” — Glen Beck

Well put.

AlexB on December 10, 2007 at 2:47 PM

Man-crush? yea so what?

If the man keeps saying all the right things, what does it matter? You “man-crush” haters need to start listening to substance and stop bitching about praise for Mitt Romney.

Got no real beef with Mitt. And I like Beck. It’s the actual lack of substance that is a waste of air-time. How about asking him about the wonderful healthcare proposal he has in mind. Of all the interviews I have seen Beck do, that was, by far, the most bush league.

sweeper on December 10, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Mitt was either pandering to his base in Massachusetts or he’s pandering to the Republican base NOW. It’s going to be tough to paint Hillary as a “flip-flopper” if Mitt gets the nod.

edgehead on December 10, 2007 at 3:00 PM

THIS recent story might give us a hint as to why Hershey’s Corporation moved operations to Mexico.

I think we now know how drug cartels will be moving shipments of cocaine into the U.S.

Gregor on December 10, 2007 at 2:40 PM

What a COINCIDENCE.

Seems to be a reoccuring theme.

Gregor on December 10, 2007 at 3:20 PM

Romney says all the right words regarding illegal immigration.

I went back and watched the 2002 video of Romney vowing to preserve all of Massachusetts pro-abortion laws. If Roe is overturned, the people of Massachusetts will be able to allow or disallow abortion in any manner that they see fit. As it should be (until and unless a human life amendment is passed). I would have said that he was not a flip-flopper and was just doing the will of the people of Massachusetts.

However, now he’s saying he had an epiphany in 2004 and that he vetoed all pro-abortion measures in Massachusetts subsequent to that epiphany. Is he going to have an epiphany on illegal immigration once he’s elected president?

jaime on December 10, 2007 at 3:30 PM

The same guy who continued employing a company that employs illegals because they promised to change?

amerpundit on December 10, 2007 at 2:23 PM

That’s the one.

I for one though put about a qazillion times more weight on if as governor or mayor someone purposfully ran a sanctuary state or sanctuary city than I do if as governor someone inadvertently “ran a sanctuary mansion”.

MB4 on December 10, 2007 at 3:32 PM

But to criticize him cause people are “man-crushing” him seems a bit juvenile. Stop the “man-crush-hating” and start looking at substance…

infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Hollowpoint on December 10, 2007 at 3:34 PM

If the man keeps saying all the right things, what does it matter? You “man-crush” haters need to start listening to substance and stop bitching about praise for Mitt Romney.
infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Notice the “if he keeps saying the right things”, and the “start listening to substance”.
Nothing about action, nothing about how little he has done, besides “saying all the right things”.
What major issues is Mitt now endorsing, that he wasn’t against two years ago.
Naturally he fulfills “all 100″, so he says, he’s been on both sides of most issues.
Like, abortion, he was for it, now against it…
Like gun control, he was for it, now against it…
Like taxes, he was for it, now against it…
Being a conservative, he was against it, now he is for it…
Immigration, he had sanctuary cities in Mass, now he is against them…
There is more, so much more…but then “he says all the right things”, and he said them four years ago, and then two years ago, now he say them currently…they just happen to be different “substance” every couple of years.
His substance, is that he knows what to say, and to whom…some leader.
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“But then, when you’re in love, words is all it takes.

right2bright on December 10, 2007 at 3:39 PM

Oops- hit wrong button.

But to criticize him cause people are “man-crushing” him seems a bit juvenile. Stop the “man-crush-hating” and start looking at substance…

infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM

We’re not criticizing him because of Hugh, you and the other sMittens- we’re criticizing and making fun of you.

As to his policy- like being in favor of corporate welfare for the auto industry, homeowner bailouts, ag subsidies, massively increased humanitarian foriegn aid? Like those?

As far as saying the right things about immigration- as recently as 2005 and again in 2006 he spoke in favor of the McCain-Kennedy shamnesty bill, suggesting that it wasn’t really amnesty. As with so many other issues, he was for it before he was against it; once his advisors decide which position would benefit him in the polls, that’s the one he takes. It’s opportunistic pandering and flip-flopping and is thus not to be trusted.

Hollowpoint on December 10, 2007 at 3:40 PM

I like Romney and I like him a lot more since his Faith Speech and this interview with Beck, though I wish Beck asked him a few more hard questions. Huckabee is pro-illegal alien/amnesty so I can’t go with him. Thompson simply disappoints. Giuliani is a social liberal and ignored the Second Amendment when he was Mayor of NY and was pro-illegal alien during the same period. I can’t get past the Bernie Kerik-thing either. No can do.

If Romney’s the candidate, I’ll probably vote for him unless he tortures puppies or kittens before the election .

sinsing on December 10, 2007 at 3:44 PM

How about asking him about the wonderful healthcare proposal he has in mind. Of all the interviews I have seen Beck do, that was, by far, the most bush league.

sweeper on December 10, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Beck did actually ask Romney about the Health Care Plan last night, but naturally the HA crew can’t cut all hour from it or whatever, something about FCC laws or copyright infringement etc. blah.

In any event his answer was to say he came up with the plan with the Heritage Foundation (the quintessential conservative organization, as he said) and they approved of it. Chances are however, that some Mass legislature types made some rather unintended addendums to the original plan. Such is life.

BKennedy on December 10, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Hollowpoint on December 10, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Pathetic

MarkB on December 10, 2007 at 4:33 PM

This interview took place before Mitt’s speech. It was re-aired last night. I watched most of it but must have missed the healthcare part. Like I have said, Glenn normally does great interviews, but I felt he was a deer in the headlights on this one. I’ll keep watching though.

sweeper on December 10, 2007 at 4:36 PM

As to his policy- like being in favor of corporate welfare for the auto industry, homeowner bailouts, ag subsidies, massively increased humanitarian foriegn aid? Like those?

Are these really the important issues?

No candidate that we have to choose from is perfect. I think all the republican candidates have some issues with their past. I look at maybe 5-10 of the most important issues, and I vote on them.

Being in favor corporate welfare for the auto industry is hardly an important issue when looking at the big picture.

infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 5:04 PM

The same guy who continued employing a company that employs illegals because they promised to change?

amerpundit

And MB4, Didn’t Mitt fire that company recently? An act of appeasement to us or actually walking the walk instead of being just all talk. Either way he still enforced and fired them. What have the others done?

El Guapo on December 10, 2007 at 5:22 PM

If you don’t like Mitt for his policy stance, that’s one thing.

But to criticize him cause people are “man-crushing” him seems a bit juvenile. Stop the “man-crush-hating” and start looking at substance…

infidelesto on December 10, 2007 at 2:41 PM

Exactly! I don’t think the Mitt haters are into substance though. They have already made up their minds, and if they were actually to look at the issues they would see Huck as being a fiscal liberal and weak on illegal immmigration. They might also notice that Giuliani is a social liberal and weak on the 2nd Amendment AND illegal immmigration. If there are any voters out there supporting Huckabee or Giuliani, fine, but they shouldn’t ever refer to themselves as themselves conservatives again.

davenp35 on December 10, 2007 at 5:26 PM

As to his [Romney] policy- like being in favor of corporate welfare for the auto industry, homeowner bailouts, ag subsidies, massively increased humanitarian foriegn aid? Like those?

Republicans, remember the anti-pornification of America champion who robbed us all blind? Charles Keating (Catholic schooled) comes to mind in the Phoenix savings/loan rip-off. Oddly or not, the Mormon church’s invested interest was to keep that scandal and their ass covered, sharing the same bed in business practices; they all wanted the Federal bail-out once the house of cards fell.

Naturlich, untangling that web is beyond my interest with regards to Romney per se and his FAMILY’S wealth of board memberships and financial/political alliances.

maverick muse on December 10, 2007 at 6:24 PM

I’d pardon Gore for fraud and racketeering surrounding global warming.

Clean that stain off of history buddy!

- The Cat

MirCat on December 10, 2007 at 6:26 PM

I like hot Beck dances around saying North American Union.

- The Cat

MirCat on December 10, 2007 at 6:28 PM

Mitt defines the term competent, if we want government bureaucracies, the state dept, the military, if we want every segment of the government to work, Mitt is the man.
Imagine Katrina with a 1000% better, faster response.

Glenn Beck really represents everyday America and he doesn’t seem to have any problems with Candidate Romney.

I think if Romney wins New Hampshire, look out.

Speakup on December 10, 2007 at 8:31 PM

Sanctionary-cities, Pardons, Tuition-breaks for Illegals, Zing!
I think I have a man-crush too…

Tzetzes on December 10, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Republicans, remember the anti-pornification of America champion who robbed us all blind? Charles Keating (Catholic schooled) comes to mind in the Phoenix savings/loan rip-off. Oddly or not, the Mormon church’s invested interest was to keep that scandal and their ass covered, sharing the same bed in business practices; they all wanted the Federal bail-out once the house of cards fell.

Naturlich, untangling that web is beyond my interest with regards to Romney per se and his FAMILY’S wealth of board memberships and financial/political alliances.

Grab the tin foil and make some hats!

jusstjones on December 11, 2007 at 2:00 AM