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Romney Feared “SNL” Appearance Would Not Look “Presidential”

The Mother Jones release of the full Mitt Romney fundraising video includes a few nuggets of the candidate commenting on his decision not to appear on "Saturday Night Live."

“You want to show that you are fun and you’re good person, but you also want to appear presidential,” Romney said. He feared that such an appearance would come across as "slapstick."

Romney also noted that he had guested on "The View" twice, but saw risks because of only one conservative was on the show. Ironically, the release of the full secret video comes on the same day that Romney and his wife Ann appeared on "Live! with Kelly and Michael," where they talk, among other things, what they wear to bed.

The complete video is here and here.

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