Ann Romney to Appear on ABC's 'The View' Live, Thursday, October 18

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October 15th, 2012

via press release:




Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie, executive producers of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning talk show “The View,” announced today that Ann Romney, wife of Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for President, will make her first appearance on the show, live THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). Mrs. Romney will sit down for an interview with “The View” hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd as part of the show’s continuing “Red, White & View” campaign, which is committed to political guests and discussions.


“We are happy to have Mrs. Romney on with us, and we are sorry that we won't have Governor Romney,” said Ms. Walters in making this announcement today live on “The View.” “Well he can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program.”


About “The View”:

“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on “The View” is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.™


“Red, White & View”:

In 2008-09, the five spirited hosts of ABC’s popular talk and entertainment show, “The View,” left an indelible mark on the political landscape. Whether discussing the day’s political headlines, from the war in Iraq to universal healthcare and teen pregnancy, the latest musings from our nation’s capitol or political infidelities, the outspoken hosts can always be relied on for their unique opinions, quick wit and sparking colorful water cooler conversations that can only be seen, live, exclusively on “The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. In September 2008, the show launched a successful “Red, White & View” campaign highlighting interviews and informational segments that helped promote civic responsibility during the election season. The “Red, White & View” campaign was another example of how “The View” established itself as an important player in the political process.


  • Jeff

    Mitt’s show pony will be on the View. I wonder if she is bringing the horse that was in the Olympics too.

  • chas holman

    The Governor haz ZERO interest in pandering to women.

    It’s a man’s world baby. And he was born, bred and raised that way, body and soul.

    Get used to it cupcake.


    Oh shoot.. that was sarcasm if anyone hadn’t noticed.. it’s really not a mans world.. and if my wife see’s this by some chance.. ha ha.. I was joking hun.. honest.. please don’t hurt me.


    But I was serious about the Governor thinking of women as second class citizens.. that was one of my own reasons for leaving the Church in 1979… my soon to be wife wasn’t about to buy into that BS.

  • Simon Jester

    LOL, Mitt canceled his appearance, eh? If you can’t stand up to these four “sharp-tongued women,” how are you going to stand up to Andrea Merkel?!?

  • Ralph Hahn

    I wonder if those liberal yenta-hyenas Whoppi and Joy will walk off the set again?

  • MockingbirdGirl

    @Simon Jester – Angela Merkel. :-)

  • Jim

    What a waste of time. The View is a complete waste of time and the energy required to broadcast that drivel.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I wonder why candidates go on specific talk shows knowing that the hosts are in the Tank for the opponent, only to be called names or asked ‘gotcha’ questions. Hats off to Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin for staying away from Letterman. Sarah should have avoided Katie Couric four years ago.

    Obama made one appearance with Bill O’Reilly. Bill was respectful and looked happy to have the President on. Liberals ‘ain’t so nice’.

    I was tuned in for the last few minutes of Letterman Friday. He was walking off to greet the band which had just finished and I could have swore that I heard Letterman say: “And, Mitt Romney won’t come on the show.” The thing that nearly knocked me to the floor, I thought that Dave then said “F–k Romney.” I know the Friday show is usually taped the previous Monday, so there would have been plenty of time to censure such a remark.

  • USAmerica1st

    “The Governor bailed on the View over ‘Whoopi fear’, but Elisabeth woulda had his back. This is the correct Romney for that show.

  • BeeJay

    Oh no! Ann you won’t “love these women”

  • Katheryn

    After watching Ann Romney on The View, I now know why Mitt never went to Viet Nam. Whoopi asked that and Ann said he went to Stanford for a year and then went on a 2 1/2 year mission. That’s what i would call a draft dodger. She said that’s why her sons never served in the military; they went on 2 year missions. One son is a doctor and she feels that is his service to his country.

  • alice

    I agree with you katheryn

  • Pack6

    As a woman member of the LDS (mormon) church, I would like others to know that women within the church are very loved and respected. Women have just as much ability, if not more, than men do in many professions. Mitt Romney recognizes that, but he also recognizes that many women are taking on the role of a finicial provider, as well as a mother. It’s not easy to balance both. Because Mitt Romney has a love and respect for women, he, as the employer, wanted to make it as convenient as possible for women to be able to perform both duties. Mitt Romney loves and cares about the women in this country, and he hasn’t forgotten the vital role that mothers play.. I think many seem to downplay how important mothers are in every aspect of society. Many seem to view the role of motherhood as a secondary position to that of a profession in the workforce, when in fact it is mothers whom we owe so much of the success of this great nation to. I think both Mitt Romney and President Obama would agree with Abraham Lincoln when he said: “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

    Mitt Romney as a young man did not serve in the military, but he did serve whom he considers to be the God of all the children on Earth. He spent two years of his life teaching others about God. Although not everyone in our country today has a belief in God, we can’t deny the fact that the founding fathers of this country did believe in God. Our pledge of allegiance states: “One nation under God.” Our coins share the message “In God we trust.”

    No, Mitt Romney did not serve in the military, but he was involved in another type of service.

    If you would like an accurate view of how the LDS church, which Mitt Romney belongs to, views women, please take some time to view this:

  • Katheryn

    Ralph–Sarah Palin should have avoided everyone and not opened her mouth to talk with anyone (maybe a kindergarten class would have been OK)–it was obvious when she talked with Katie Couric that she wasn’t capable of holding her own with any news person or talk show group.

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