Romney Gets in Row Over Mormonism
The interview focuses first on Romney's straw poll chances, and eventually gets to that emotional exchange played repeatedly on TV over the weekend into this week.
The infamous exchange begins at 10:41, when Mickelson tells Romney, "I think you're making a big, big mistake when you distance yourself from your faith."
"I'm not distancing myself from my faith," Romney says, and it goes on from there.
You can download the entire video from WHO-AM 1040's site here.
The Mickelson show also posted this disclaimer about the video on its Web site:
"A technical note... All of the in-studio presidential interviews are video taped for later webcasting. Normally, as in this case, they are shot with two fixed cameras by the webcaster. He and the cameras are highly visible. The cameras are mounted on tripods just a few feet from the guest and host. Most of the time the interviews are mixed down for time and composition, as in the recent Senator John McCain interview. In this case the complete one camera feed was posted so no later issues of 'editing' could be raised. (and because Mickelson looks crappy on camera... ed. note)"
UPDATE: Matthew Felling of CBSNews.com's Public Eye blog gives kudos to the Romney camp for posting the entire video, because "you realize that the campaign is attempting a jujitsu move. They bring in viewers who are expecting a blunder, but end up getting them to listen to Romney's thought-out response to some common concerns. So instead of a 'gotcha' moment, we're left with a guerilla campaign commercial. Nicely played, team Romney."
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