Mitt Romney Mormon video goes viral
By KATIE GLUECK | 11/5/12 6:31 AM EST Updated: 11/5/12 10:18 AM EST
A day before the election, a video that depicts a visibly angry Mitt Romney defending his faith has become a viral hit.
The clip, which according to news reports comes from a 2007 conversation the typically reserved GOP presidential candidate had with a conservative Iowa radio talk show host, shows Romney engaging in a theological discussion that touches on subjects ranging from abortion to the second coming of Christ.
“I’m not running as a Mormon,” Romney said on the video which has been viewed more than 1 million times. “And I get a little tired of coming on a show like yours and having it [be] all about Mormons.”
The host of the show, Jan Mickelson, had pushed Romney to explain how Mormons, adhering to religious texts, could also be pro-abortion rights, the clip revealed.
“Let me once again say, I understand my faith better than you do,” Romney said. “You don’t believe that, do you?”
But Romney still took on the question, also noting at the end of the interview that his record as governor of Massachusetts reflected his pro-life position.