The “47 percent” video that was recorded of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida might be hurting him again.
Romney canceled a scheduled appearance on daytime talk show “The View” due to scheduling conflicts after he had called the program “high risk” on the video.
"'The View' is high risk because of the five women on it. The other four are sharp tongued and not conservative, Whoopi Goldberg in particular," Romney said at the Boca Raton fundraiser, according to CNN. "Although the last time I was on the show, she said to me, 'I think I could vote for you.' And I said, 'I must have done something really wrong.'"
View creator Barbara Walters announced Romney’s cancellation on Monday. The other show hosts are liberals Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd, while Elisabeth Hasselback is the only conservative.
Ann Romney will still appear on the show. Walters said, according to The Huffington Post, “Over the weekend, his people said that he had scheduling problems and would not be coming on with us. Nor at this point did he feel that he could reschedule. We are sorry that we won't have Governor Romney. He can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program.”
According to The Washington Post, during a show appearance by President BarackObama and wife Michelle in September, Hasselbeck announced that she had gotten a statement reading: “The Romneys would love to once more join the sharp-tongued chatter in October.”
Walters said that part of the reason the Romneys were invited on the show was because they have faced some accusations of bias, according to Mail Online. The Obamas have appeared on “The View” together. Romney has appeared on the show before, but not since he became the Republican presidential candidate.
Romney may be deflecting possible criticism by avoiding talk shows. President Obama heard from critics in October for making the show appearance before meetings at the UN General Assembly.