Video: Mitt Romney accepts Melissa Harris-Perry's apology

“Let me first note, Chris, we love this little guy a great deal,” Gov. Romney began. “He was an answer to prayer, and we love that he is a part of our family. He is a part of our family.”

“That being said, I recognize that people make mistakes,” he continued, “and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake. They’ve apologized for it. That’s all can you ask for. I am going to mover on from that. I am sure they want to move on from it. Look, I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself. They’ve apologized for this. You know, I think we can go on from there.”

“Let me just ask if can press a little bit on this, sir,” Wallace said. “You tend to speak from the head. I know Mrs. Romney tends to speak from the heart. I suspect she took this somewhat more personally. What about the idea that political discourse would include going after a little baby?”

“Well, you know, I think people recognize, and the folks at MSNBC have apologized, recognize people like me are fair targets. If you get in the political game, you can expect incoming. But children, you know, that’s beyond the line, and I think they understand that, and feel that as well. I think it’s a heartfelt apology. I think for that reason, we hold no ill will whatsoever.”