Old Romney video goes viral

November 4, 2012

Mitt Romney has carefully avoided discussing the details of his Mormon faith throughout this year’s presidential race, speaking in general terms about his church-related values and charitable deeds. But the revival this week of a testy 2007 interview caught on video offers a reminder of the struggles Romney has confronted as a politician wary of being defined, or confined, by his faith.

The video, which has suddenly become an Internet sensation in the closing days of his campaign to unseat President Obama, shows an agitated Romney sparring off-air with an Iowa radio talk show host over the tenets and beliefs of Mormonism – including a discussion of abortion and the second coming of Jesus Christ – and scolding the interviewer for even bringing it up.

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