Twitter is going nuts on this. A previous diary regarding the 5 minute clip was on the Rec list earlier tonight.
posted by BSWright
I may have started some of the tumult by posting this diary earlier today.
These diaries focus on an off air back and forth with a Des Moines radio host in 2007.
I am told the station, WHO-AM, features a conservative lineup including Rush. It is owned by Clear Channel.
The clip lasts about 5 minutes.
Here is a link to the partial clip:
The full video of the interview has been found.
The full video lasts 20+ Minutes and is worth checking out.
The video is fascinating with discussions on abortion, Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court, and the second coming to Missouri. There is more bullying behavior. At one point I thought I was watching the Presidential Debates again.
"You got a turn, now I get an opportunity to speak. That's how it works."Henry Blodget from the Business Insider runs a partial analysis of the full interview.
One of my favorite quotes:
at about 7:20
I was effectively pro-choice (as Governor of Massachussetts)The first 3 minutes are banter about barbecues and business. The rest is a very informative view into the world of Mitt Romney.
Here is a key exchange transcribed by the Business Insider:
HOST: "Is Roe vs. Wade the law of the land?"Given the secrecy of Romney and his campaign, it is another chance to see a window into Mitt Romney.
ROMNEY: "It is now. It was improperly decided..."
HOST: [Invoking a writer... ] "... [The writer] would say that the Supreme Court doesn't make law. They can't make law. There's only three sources of law, and the Court is not one of them."
ROMNEY: "We obviously apply what the Supreme Court tells us we must do."
HOST: "Even if it's unconstitutional? Even if they just make it up?"
ROMNEY: "Unfortunately, that's a decision that the Court has the first choice of making... And then we have redress... Our redress is open to us because the Constitution does lay out how we can overturn a court decision..."