When you’ve lost Anderson Cooper, it’s pretty much game over.
This is painful.
Cooper challenged her, reminding her that the email said the Romney campaign directed the writing of the platform. Factually speaking, he said, Romney did not design the abortion platform nor was it among the topics of suggestions the campaign made.
Pressed further, Schultz acknowledged that Romney’s stance on the issue differs from his party’s platform, but she argued that he talks the talk and “certainly doesn’t walk the walk.” Upon her asserting that he’s “embraced his party’s platform,” Cooper again came back to the issue of the misquote — further egged on by Schultz’s nonchalant response: “It doesn’t matter.”
“It does,” he said. “I don’t understand why you would need to do that.”
After a bit more of Schultz driving her point about the contrast between the two candidates, Cooper asked whether she acknowledges that the quote in the email is “completely incorrect.”
“No, I don’t acknowledge that,” Schultz replied, adding that Romney “can’t separate himself” from the GOP platform. A visibly frustrated Cooper told her, “He has.”