NewsNation | May 26, 2013
>> i think i remember most things that i've done in high school and some of the things i probably would deny that i've done in high school . to be fair, we don't know if the governor does not recall. we do know he's apologized and i guess the heart of it for me is not the quote/unquote hit job, as it has been referred to on the right that they are alleging. it is the response that his campaign and that governor romney . i want to play another incident with colorado . he was in colorado and a report he asked him about two hot button issues in that state. and look at his response. let me play it, please.
>> one of our viewers asked should marijuana be legalized.
>> aren't there issues of significance that you would like to talk about?
>> this is a significant issue in colorado .
>> the economy, the need to put people back to work, the challenges of iran. we've got enormous issues that we face. you want to talk --
>> medical marijuana .
>> i think marijuana should not be legal in this country.
>> so there you have it. the point is he is doing local television . that is a local report he asking about something that is important to the people of that particular state. and his response, you know, people are raising an eyebrow about.
>> i'll talk about the marijuana in one second. what you're doing here is a typical media trick. you hype up a story and then you justify the second day coverage of the story by saying people are about it. here's how romney responded to it. let's move on to substantive issues.
>> you didn't have to accept the invitation to come on. you knew what we were going to be discussing.
>> yes. i came on --
>> hang on. you're kind of in my house here. the problem is this. the story is out there. you're right. i am not saying that we should belabor what happened 50 years ago. we're about the response by the campaign and by the governor. not just on this issue.
>> you are bringing up a meta story. what is romney 's response to this other nonstory. i'm trying to go meta meta on you and say --
>> you don't want me to go anything out. you're actually irritate megaright now. i'm going to be honest with you. yes, you are. you knew the topics we were going to discuss. you knew them. you agreed. and we are not talking or demeaning -- listen, 50 years ago i was a much tougher kid probably than mitt romney was in high school . i'm not talking about the issue of whether he was bullying or not. he said he doesn't remember. to be fair, i cannot say he does. what i'm asking you about is how the campaign has handled this decision, handled this situation, how he handled the colorado report he. how he handled same sex marriage where he said he agrees with gay parents being able to adopt but he does not agree with same sex marriage. just the handling of questions yontd the economy. if you're not comfortable about that, i am a-okay but you're not going to come on and insult me. you won't come on and insult the network when you knew what you were going to talk about. let me talk to jimmy. i'm