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Mitt Romney cancels appearance on The View

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has canceled his scheduled appearance on ABC's morning talk show The View.

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Mitt Romney addresses supporters as he campaigns during a town hall forum at the American Legion Post 109 on March 21, 2012 in Arbutus, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has canceled his scheduled appearance on ABC's morning talk show The View, according to a statement made by Barbara Walters

Romney was supposed to appear on the talk show this Thursday, following the second presidential debate, but now his campaign is citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for canceling. He was to appear on the show with his wife Ann Romney. She will still be making an appearance on the show this week, according to USA Today.

The Romney campaign announced that he would visit the television show in October after a video surfaced of Romney telling supporters that the ABC talk show was "high-risk" and said that co-host Whoopi Goldberg had a particularly sharp tongue. It was the same video in which Romney told supporters that 47 percent of voters do not pay taxes. 

In Walters' statement announcing the cancelation she added, "We were looking forward to it. Over the weekend, his people said that he had scheduling problems and would not be coming on with us. Nor at this point did he feel that he could reschedule. We are happy to have Mrs. Romney on with us. We are sorry that we won't have Governor Romney and that's the situation...He can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program."

JacquelinT More than 1 year ago
Good for him... They would have not given him the same treatment as they did Obama and his wife. They would have done everything in their power to make him look bad. That is to bad that the View has turned so political....shame on you.
Zee Flynn More than 1 year ago
This is indicative of how Romney would operate as president. He is a weak and insecure political leader. To counter his inadequacies he would want to become a voracious hawk to prove some demented opinion of manhood and leadership: he's a loud sword rattler who would most likely quickly get in over his head with a lusting and fiercely ready Military Industrial Complex and start major conflict(s), perhaps WWIII.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
I do not think Romney would spend that much time at the White House, considering he owns 6 mansions ! ( Yes 6 ! Google it ). His $12,000,000 mansion, in California, is being installed with an elevator for his cars, heehee. Now ain't that RICH ? Shucks, he probably considers the White House a " slum ", compared to his mansions ! Even old G.W.Bush spent most of his time at his Crawford, Texas ranch, as well as some time in Maine, yet people complains about the obamas taking their yearly vacation, for which they help pay. ( Google it ! ).
Pat More than 1 year ago
Romney is a phony. He inherited his money, hides it in foreign countries, and got 4 deferments during the Vietnam war. Why would anyone vote for someone like that. Open your eyes people; this guy can't be trusted. (moderate independent)
edward a More than 1 year ago
why in the wordl would unless he is a masochist and like to be ridiculed and treated with disrespect,,,ridicule etct etc,,,,a classic NO one will remember if he "did well" but EVERYONE on the planet will be told over and over in the media if he did not F--em stay away!!
Melanie More than 1 year ago
Don't blame you at all Mitt. Why in the world anyone even watches a show with a bunch of blabbing women.
Denny M More than 1 year ago
I can't blame him either - - doesn't look good if you get destroyed by the ladies on The View. Sometimes it's just better to run.
Pat More than 1 year ago
And people think he can handle the Presidency!
sunlvr More than 1 year ago
Obama wont go near FOX for the same reasons. Think he is handling the Presidency?
Tina Williams More than 1 year ago
yeah he can, just cause he chooses to be smart, and avoid a bunch of idiots. No shows he is smart as hell and knows not to walk into a shark pit. They would have tried to make him look bad and no he would not have gotten treated like the others.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
Romney could get " eaten alive ", by a bunch of blabbing men ! After all, he is full of BALONEY, hahahahaha.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
Guess Obama would get eaten alive then by a bunch of dung beetles, considering what HE's "full of"...
TammieO More than 1 year ago
I love it when Mitt runs scared! He knows that they will call him on all of his flip flops, and he knows they will eat him alive. He has no substance or honest beliefs - he is an empty suit.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
He is just EMPTY ! Later for a suit or chair, hahahaha. I do not buy that old adage, which says, " Clothes make the man ! ", nor can money buy CLASS ! Being presidenet would be the ICING, on Romney's delicious lifestyle. Nothing more and nothing less ! He seemily has it ALL, so much so, that he has to hide some of it, in off-shore accounts, like thae Cayman Islands and in Switzerland ! Some people say that the Obamas hate America ( NOT ! ), but I think Romney hates American banks ! Hahahaha.
Pat More than 1 year ago
He certainly has no respect for the U.S. He hides his money and avoided the draft. Romney has no clue about any class in the U.S.A. , except the very rich. He had money to make money. And probably paid someone to do that for him
Elz Ferreira More than 1 year ago
"That is why I have pledged that I will not sign health insurance reform that adds even one dime to our deficit over the next decade." - Obama, 7/23/09 Really, do we want to get into lies and flip flops?? Think Obama and his party are blameless? And funny about Romney...the majority of the military backs him. And since when is having money a sin??? The mentality that prosperity is somehow bad - that is poisonous to the growth of our country. Class and racial divisions: more poison. It sounds more like jealousy and envy to me. Stop believing and spreading the hype!! Stop buying into the dividing of America!
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
Jealousy and envy is exactly right! You could see it on Obama's face in last night's debate, when he whined about Romney's pension being bigger than his. No wonder Obama has performance anxiety every time he has to face Romney in a debate. He knows he's out of his league, and there's nothing he can do about it. Between the two of them, Romney clearly comes off as the Alpha Male, and Obama comes off as the House Boy.
James More than 1 year ago
For someone who is a "foaming-at-the-mouth" bulldog conservative, he sure is a sissy to get back out of a conversation with sassy women.
Patricia More than 1 year ago
If Romney is afraid of Whoopie Goldberg's sharp tongue, would he go hide from, say, that child that runs North Korea, or that crazy in Venezuela, or the nut case in Iran ?? Let's get real people, Obama, like him or not, can talk to Anybody, and win them over to his side. A recent example of Romney's ineptitude would be his foreign trip to England, and they are our allies. I go OBAMA! Patty Dole
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
He could give as good as he gets, but the media would spin it to make him look like an abuser, and you know it. Obama can ONLY talk, that's the problem. He hasn't even been able to win his own Democrat congress over to his own side. Obama is a disaster as both a president and a diplomat. He couldn't even talk to Netanyahu. Obama's history, and so are you.
Sin K More than 1 year ago
I would think he'd be more afraid of Joy and her sharp tongue!
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
But Joy Blowhard can't pull the race card like Whoopi surely would. Whoopi is a virulent, rabid racist. Talented as hell, but still a racist, just like Cosby.
earthday More than 1 year ago
Scheduling conflicts? What, the contender for the race for POTUS with an election in less than 3 weeks? Can't believe that one. Or Can you? Mrs. is about all Goldberg and Behar-two very rude women- should have. It will soften their inquistion! I am looking forward to what Sheri Sheppard and Elizabeth will ask.
Dukebella Pabalan More than 1 year ago
another wisened act by a would be president !
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
I think you meant "President-to-be"...
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
Oops ! His wife is stiil going to appear on Thursday show ! She has HIS back ! Hahahhahaha.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
At least he can trust her not to stick a knife in it...unlike most LibDem women.
Phil Medina More than 1 year ago
Mitt Witt you COWARD!!! Women can tell when a man is lying and 5 of them would rip you too shreds. Send your wife is that how you would handle problems in the Oval Office send your wife? I hope this seds a clea message with your son's. COWARD!!!
sunlvr More than 1 year ago
And Obama's a coward for not ever going on FOX as well. Refusing to be interviewed for fear of what will be asked screams you have lots to hide and apparently neither wants to be asked about certain things, and therefore have no business being in the positions they currently hold.
Bruce Hillberry More than 1 year ago
He missed his biggest chance to lie to women in the US.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
WE women are not GULLIBLE ! WE did not vote for Sara Palin, jusr becuse she IS a woman, and we won't be smoothed - talked by Mitt Romney ! I want to see his tax returns, and his college records ( maybe his birth certificate too, just to make certain that he was noy born in Mexico ! ). Hahahahaha. One never knows, does one ?
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
Why don't you demand to see Obama's school records? Funny how that doesn't seem to matter to you. No, you're not gullible, you're just plain ignorant.
Pam More than 1 year ago
What a coward.
Elz Ferreira More than 1 year ago
They're a bunch of clucking old hens, who would want to be on their show, and who watches it, anyway? Personally, I could do without seeing politicians hamming it up - and I'd rather see the president meeting with a prime minister than yukking it up on Letterman. I wish they'd all just go do their jobs and stop trying to be a celebrity at the same time.
zadie B More than 1 year ago
I do not blame Romney for the women of the view are bias for the democratic party and nothing you say or do will ever make them treat people fair. They tore down Palin without really interviewing her or being fair to look up her record but Obama walks in they fall all over themself oh you so handsome. They clearly think any liberal walks on water and they are entiled to that opinion but their job is to be fair and interview guess equally without bias a feat they cannot do no matter it thier life depended on it. No, person who is not a liberal is treated fairly on the show. Joy from the view is clearly a rude woman who never listens to facts just dismisses facts that are not democratic views. I do not watch the view for they are puppetts not thinking for themself for they can only think along party lines. You should use your own mind and not let a political party tell you how to about oppression of people that they are so mind controlled they cannot do anything that is fair or balanced but what the party tell them.
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chris pruitt More than 1 year ago
I dont blame romney! eveyone knows "the view" is so pro-obama! since mitt kicked obamas butt in the first debate, the dingbats on "the view' thought they might get a turn at making him look bad. Instead he knows he has bigger fish to fry. Better things to do than having to explain himself to a group of obama loving dingbats! of course he has other things to do. why waste time with that? too bad for "the obama view" woman! tough s***! they would have better luck booking another dingbat on the show. someone as lame as them. ricki lake perhaps... duh!
LocksleyKate More than 1 year ago
Good for Mitt. The ladies of the View one.... have spent the last four years selling their audiences the Democratic Party view on everything. If we thought Joe Biden was rude with his interruptions and talking over Paul Ryan at nearly every turn at the VP Debate... I am glad that Mitt will save himself the wasted time of sitting down with the den of vipers at "The View" one. Romney is strong, confident, intelligent, forthright and extremely knowledgeable. Unlike Obama.......Mitt Romney tells the Truth and from what I have seen on "The View"....all but one..... can't handle the truth.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
I bet he will change his mind, if he wins tonight's Debate ! Wanna bet ? Hahahaha.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
Well, he won, and he didn't change his mind. But if you think he lost, and Obama won, how much you willing to bet that Obama won't change HIS mind about appearing on Fox? Exactly...Obama's the coward, Romney's the new President. Michelle can start packing up to leave now.
JC More than 1 year ago
Please. They are so biased against Romney. Why would he waste his time going on that show?
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
He was on that show, when he was running against the other Republican candidates ! Google it . Joy Behar would certainly let Romney have it ! She should changed her nameto BEHAR(D) ! Hahahahaha.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
More like Blowhard.
sunlvr More than 1 year ago
And Obama wont go on FOX ether. They would both get eaten alive and both are not willing to take that risk! BOTH!
Jon E. More than 1 year ago
I'm sure that Elizabeth Hassle-b*tch is disappointed. If you have a home, summer home, motorhome, Cadillac, Corvette and a yacht you'll be voting for Romney. If you're not in that group, you're a fool to believe he is interested in helping you achieve the American Dream. Equity stripping is NOT what this country needs more of.
aldgreene More than 1 year ago
I have none of the above mentioned items yet I will be voting for Romney. Anything is better than what is in office now.......
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
Ah- h - h, she'll get over it ! I think her time is up, and she needs to return to the SURVIOR show ! She is a bit FLPPANT to me.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
That's Michelle Obama you're talking about, right? Her and her 22 personal servants?
Betty Grisham-Webb More than 1 year ago
This is indicative of how Romney would operate as president. He would be about the nation's business and not appearing on television shows as does our current president.
Carolyn More than 1 year ago
MITT ROMNEY would be too busy spending time between his 6 mansions ! ( Yes, 6 ! Google it. ). His $12,000,000 mansion in Californa, is being installed with an elevator for hus cars ! Hahahaha. Now that is RICH ! He may consider the White House, as a " slum ", compared to his mansions.
Kellee Hensley More than 1 year ago
Well, I wonder how he got so rich, sitting on his *ss in front of a computer? He work hard and made things happen! You must be a victim!
Pat More than 1 year ago
He knows nothing about the nation's business. He's trying to buy the election because of what happened to his father.
Hentai Solaris More than 1 year ago
Obama is the very definition of someone who knows nothing about business, PERIOD. Romney's track record speaks for itself. Hopefully once he turns the economy around, he'll be able to set aside enough funds to re-educate all you pathetically retarded Obama supporters...teach you a trade...let you stand up on your hind legs and act like humans again.
John Karwacki More than 1 year ago
You've made an excellent point Pat! Now back it up.