60 Minutes to Interview Obama, Romney
They'll appear separately this weekend
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2012 6:07 PM CDT
They'll be on '60 Minutes' this weekend.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Well, it's almost like a debate: 60 Minutes will feature separate interviews this Sunday with Mitt Romney and President Obama, reports USA Today. CBS promises that both will get similar questions on the economy, health care, national security, and the like—and no doubt some on Romney's "47%" flap. As for the real debates, the first one is scheduled for Oct. 3.

Two developments of note on the Romney video:

  • Pat Buchanan defended Romney on Fox and called government aid a "narcotic," which led him to conclude: "If it’s a narcotic, Barack Obama is a drug dealer of welfare. He wants permanent dependency.” More at Salon.
  • Another Republican distanced himself from Romney's remarks, this time Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, who is in a tight race, reports CNN. "I have five brothers and sisters," he said. "My father was an auto mechanic; my mother was a school cook. I have a very different view of the world and as a United States senator I think I represent everybody, and I think every vote is important."

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Sep 20, 2012 7:50 AM CDT
It will be every enjoyable to see Miff Rmoney the GOP wonder boy triple down on his 1% fools errand.
Sep 19, 2012 11:10 PM CDT
It's '60 Minutes'. It will all come down to the editing.
Sep 19, 2012 10:47 PM CDT
I like seeing Romney in his dyed black hair (except his sideburns). It goes along with his inability to be truthful.