While Obama’s surrogates seem to get all the time they want on network TV to spew out talking points and push their desired narrative, Romney surrogates aren’t so lucky. Witness the otherwise soft spoken Charlie Rose of CBS who didn’t seem willing to allow Romney spokesman Dan Senor to get a word in edgewise without Rose’s constant interruptions. Shockingly, Rose interrupted Senor six times in 50 seconds during a recent CBS This Morning interview.
Rose asked Romney’s adviser what would be the “first thing” Romney would do about Iran and its “effort to have a nuclear capacity.”
Senor tried to answer the question and contrast Romney’s ideas with what Obama has already done, but Rose wasn’t having any of it. He interrupted Senor repeatedly as Senor tried to answer. Rose cut off Senor every time he tried to compare Obama’s failures to what Romney would try to do. Rose simply would not allow any criticism of Obama to pass without interruption.
As Matt Balan notes, Rose wasn’t nearly as animated during his interview of Democrat number three man, Senator Dick Durbin, eleven days earlier. During that interview, it was softball tossing all the way and the lefty Senator was allowed all the time he wanted to answer Rose’s inquiries.
See a full transcript of the segment at Newsbusters.