December 17, 2007

MAN UP, BILL LOEB IS DEAD:

Romney's tough day on the trail (NBC/NJ's Erin McPike, 12/17/07, First Read)

One day after his first appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Romney faced an onslaught of questions from reporters about his answers on the show, as well as from a voter who chastised him for not answering all the questions he was asked.

Asked about why he was mistaken on the show about his non-endorsement from the NRA during his gubernatorial race, Romney explained, “We checked with them again and said, ‘OK, what are the signals here?’ And they said, ‘Well, we didn’t give you the official endorsement,’ but they phone-banked members here around Massachusetts, or in Massachusetts... So it was, a if you will, a support phone bank, not an official endorsement.”

He was also asked about getting emotional at yesterday’s Meet taping -- and perhaps a little bit at the event today, too -- and he responded, “I’m a normal person. I have emotions.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 8:42 PM
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