O'REILLY: Yes, you're going to be a snob and this, that, and the other thing. So is it worth it for you even to say those things?
ROMNEY: Well you know, it's hard to imagine all the things they're going to try and turn into attacks. I mean, that -- that's the first time you've -- I've heard the one you've mentioned. Look I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself. And we're out there in the rain. And the rain was getting us soaked. I didn't -- I didn't have a rain coat myself. I would have liked one of those. So you know it's just a -- just the nature of --
O'REILLY: I know you were kidding around and anybody -- anybody who knows you, knows you were kidding around with the folks. I mean, I do it all the time. But you know anything you say can and will be used against you. I have to Mirandize you tonight, Governor, in front of the nation, ok? You have the right to remain silent.
ROMNEY: Yes, yes exactly.
O'REILLY: All right, but here is what I don't understand about you, ok? So you go on one of these debates and you say you know what I'm -- I didn't inherit any money, I made my money and I'm proud of the fact that I did it honestly. And I'm a wealthy American but that's who I am and you take it or leave it. Ok that's a good answer.
But you did inherit money from your father. And then you don't say what you did with the money. You want to tell with the folks what did you with the inheritance you got? Do you want to tell them tonight?
ROMNEY: Sure, you know, what -- what -- what my mom and dad gave us when they passed away, I gave away.
O'REILLY: But why didn't you do that in the debate? Why didn't you tell everybody in the debate?
ROMNEY: Well, I have described that -- I have described that before. It's not the first time I mentioned that.
O'REILLY: But you didn't do it in that big forum. No, I bet you -- I bet you people watching tonight don't know you gave every cent of it away. A lot of it to BYU University to honor your father.
Yes, we established the George Romney Institute of Public Management and talking about governmental management. Try to take some of the lessons from the private sector and apply them in the -- in the public sector. And -- that was something that we felt was the best way to honor his -- his legacy frankly at my alma mater.
O'REILLY: But why didn't you say that, Governor? Why didn't say -- why don't you say -- why don't you say stuff like that? Do you see what I'm talking about here? I have to bring these up. You said have said it.
ROMNEY: Well, I don't think of everything perfectly in every debate. I make mistakes and in this case that's probably a good thing to raise. But you know you don't want to look like you're patting yourself on the back either so --
O'REILLY: I do that all the time. I pat myself on the back all the time.
ROMNEY: Yes, you got better ratings than I do. So I can learn from you.
O'REILLY: All right, I'm just trying to be fair here to everybody. And you know, as I said, I did know the governor for a long time. And you're not the way -- look, you are not the way the left-wing press is portraying you and Barack Obama is not the way the right-wing press is portraying him.
I'm going to be fair. Neither of you, personally, personally, are the way that you're being portrayed by the media and I -- and I just think that's unfair.
Last word, Governor. Go.
ROMNEY: Well, this is an election all about the direction of America. And the question is are we going to have a president who understands how to make the economy work for the American people and get people back to work? And my experience in the private economy, with real jobs helping grow businesses, sometimes successfully and sometimes not, that experience we need in the White House.
If people think they just need a politician in the White House, we've got that. If you want somebody who is going to get the economy going, that's what I would bring to the White House.
O'REILLY: All right. I got to let you do that, Governor. So we appreciate you coming on tonight.
All right, we'll see you soon. Thank you.
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