In the full hidden camera videos released today by Mother Jones, showing Mitt Romney speaking before a private group of donors, the Republican presidential candidate briefly spoke about his reluctance to appear on some popular talk shows and his nixing of an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
When one attendee suggested Romney make more appearances on talk shows in order to appeal to people who don’t necessarily watch political programming, the former governor pointed out that he has been on The View twice in addition to appearing on the late-night talk shows several times.
He also revealed that he was asked to make an appearance on Saturday Night Live but ultimately decided against it:
“I did not do that in part because you want to show that you are fun and a good person, but you also want to be presidential. And Saturday Night Live has the potential of looking slapstick, and not presidential. But The View is fine.”
“Although, The View is high-risk because of the five women on it, only one is conservative, and four are sharp-tongued and not conservative. Whoopi Goldberg in particular,” he added.
“Although last time I was on the show, she said to me, ‘You know what, I think I could vote for you,'” he told the group. “And I said, ‘I must’ve done something really wrong.'”
Watch below, via Mother Jones, around the 9:15 mark:
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