Mitt Romney sat down with Piers Morgan on a day where he got pummeled by the UK press. Morgan opened gently by noting that Romney was more British than he was.
Romney went on to say his lessons of leadership gleaned in business allowed him to turn around the Olympics and would allow him to turn around the US economy.
Romney shared how he nominated his wife Ann to carry the Olympic torch in 2002 as she inspired him with her fight against MS. Mrs. Romney shared her own feelings about the experience.
Morgan brought up the gun control issue and Romney kept to his stance that new gun laws wouldn't keep a person bent on violence to do so. Morgan countered that the UK has strict gun laws nor other countries which don't have such violence. Romney said that people who are deranged or have criminal records or other signs of instability should be identified and dealt with. Romney pointed to the Finnish massacre and that there are laws against bombs, but that this hasn't prevented bomb incidents.
Morgan brought up that the polls have Romney as strong on the economy but not so on the likeability metric. Romney said there are attacks on his being successful, but said he is very proud of his business career where he saved businesses and invested well for those who put money into his enterprise. Romney said his company invested in some businees that were in trouble and were in most cases able to turn them around. He said it was painful when businesses failed and people lost jobs. His wife added that he took no salary for running the Olympics.
Romney reiterated his values in foreign policy of keeping America strong, having resolve and standing by allies.
The Romneys shared their feelings about each other and their family life.