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U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) listens to his wife Ann speak at a campaign fundraiser in Dallas, Texas September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Hiding behind Ann is kind of Mitt's thing.
Remember that time Mitt Romney got taunted into going on The View?

First, we learned that among the many failtastic things Romney said in his no-longer-secret meeting with his rich donors—you know, that infamous 47 percent of America can go fuck itself meeting—he said going on The View was "high risk" because of the four "sharp-tongued" women who host it.

That was sort of embarrassing for him, especially when Sherri Shepherd, arguably the dumbest host of the show, taunted him:

"This is just pre-season," Shepherd said. "If you can't handle four sharp-tongued women, how are you going to handle the country?"
That's a good question from the "sharp-tongued" woman who thinks there's a good chance the Earth is flat. No wonder Romney was afraid to face that kind of hard-hitting situation. So naturally, the campaign flip-flopped:
The governor has been to "The View" and had a wonderful visit, and his team confirms this morning that the Romneys would love to once more join the sharp-tongued chatter in October.
See? Romney can totally be president because he's not afraid to face The View. Except ... not so fast. Looks like it's flip-flop o'clock again:
Barbara Walters announced on Monday's "View" that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled on the ABC daytime talk show. His wife Ann will still appear on Thursday's show.
Considering that Romney's campaign only announced he would, in fact, be willing to face the sharp-tongued women after getting called out for being too afraid of them, it's extra sad that all of a sudden, oops, schedule conflict. But hey, the ever-chivalrous Mitt will be sending his catastrophically bad-at-talking-to-people wife Ann in his place. She's so much better at talking to Lady-Americans anyway. Not that we should be surprised. After all, as the Romney campaign told us in July, it's an official campaign strategy to have Mitt hide behind Ann's skirts whenever critics get too mean. Guess the sharp-tongued women of The View are no exception.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM PDT.

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