After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign announced on Monday that the candidate had canceled his Thursday appearance on ABC’s The View, media critic Howard Kurtz wondered how the former Massachusetts governor could stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin if he couldn’t even take questions from Whoopi Goldberg.
“Governor Romney was supposed to be on with us this Thursday with Ann Romney,” co-host Barbara Walters explained on Monday’s show. “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.”
“Apparently the idea of sitting next to Whoopi Goldberg was just a little too intimidating,” Kurtz told Daily Download founder Lauren Ashburn. “Doesn’t this make Romney look like he’s avoiding a confrontation with the ladies of The View? He said he would go.”
In a secretly-recorded video released by Mother Jones last month, Romney told wealthy donors that going on The View was a “high-risk” proposition because the “sharp-tongued” co-hosts were not conservative enough.
Defending Mitt's views (whatever they are this week) against Whoopi and Barbara is just too hard. Not at all like being President and stuff. Somebody might ask Mitt a question, and we can't have that. Just shut up and give the quarter-billionaire his Presidency, you lackwit serfs.