(NEW YORK) — The day after leaked footage from a fundraiser showed presidential candidate Mitt Romney dubbing ABC’s The View “high risk” due to some of the “sharp tongued” women who host the show, the campaign said Wednesday that the candidate is willing to appear on the show in October.
The five women discussed the footage — that same footage that brought us Romney’s 47-percent comment — Wednesday morning on the show, with co-host Sherri Shepard using Romney’s comments to make an analogy to a football game.
“The thing about it, you know, if I can make a football analogy, this is just preseason,” said Shepard. “This is an exhibition game.”
“If you can’t handle four sharp-tongued women, how are you going to handle the country?” she asked.
In the leaked video, Romney is heard saying that while The View is “fine,” it is “high risk because of the five women on it, only one is conservative and four are sharp-tongued and not conservative.”
But Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the known conservative of the five, said Wednesday that she had reached out to the campaign after the remarks and they had confirmed that the Romneys would “love to once more join the sharp-tongued chatter in October.”
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