Stop the presses!
I know you’ll think I’m crazy, but I saw it with my own two eyes, I did! He was being interviewed by Brian Williams of NBC, who said something like “an anonymous Romney staffer said you were planning to pick a boring white guy for VP”. And Romney chuckled and said something like “you told me you weren’t interested.” UPDATE: The verbatim quote from Romney was: “You told me you were not available”. Same thing, really.
Now, it’s true that minutes earlier, Williams asked him something about a gun control law he passed as governor, and Romney answered with a barrage of weasel words and non-answers the likes of which I’ve seldom seen. And even more pathetically, Williams totally let it go without follow-up questions. But still, you have to give Romney credit: he made a joke that wasn’t awkward or forced, which is pretty rare for him. And after all, “likeability” is what wins elections!
Really, it happened! I tried to get the clip, or at least a transcript for you at NBC’s website, but I can’t get the clip to embed, or even play correctly on my computer. It might be here. Or that might be an interview with Kathy Griffin. For some reason, I was having a heck of a lot of trouble with navigating their site.