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Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 2:30 p.m. MST

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kargirl
Sacramento, CA

I missed this particular show, but it's unlike Melissa to say anything mean about a child or a family in general, so I would doubt she meant it to be that way. Nonetheless, she apologized, in words that did not leave doubt on her wish communicate her wish to make amends. Gov. Romney's acceptance was as gracious as could be, and with both of them in the public eye, one could almost have imagined them speaking those words in a room, face-to-face, without the world being aware of what transpired. Can we learn from the graciousness of this, then, and put that to use in further discussions? Can we make some part of our lives about people, and not about politics? Please!

jparry
Provo, UT

Please stop reporting what Glenn Beck says. He is simply an entertainer and you're giving him free advertising. Besides, what he says is hardly news--he's totally predictable. If you must represent his views, I suggest you save some copy and assign a simple numbering system to his comments--his repertoire is very limited.

amagnetick
AV, CA

The only reason she actually and MSNBC made a formal apology is because they were being excoriated over the fact the her first so called apology was a tweet she made that was totally classless. The formal apology was just an attempt at face saving, nothing more.

ute alumni
SLC, UT

amagnetick
it was saving her job, nothing more.

FT
salt lake city, UT

We know this about Mitt, he's a good man,a gracious loser, a poor Presidental candidate and an unpopular Govenor(33% approval ratings after one term in office). We'll never know how he would have faired as President but we do know he has been a compassionate, well spoken ex-candidate.

IsaacsTM
Huntingtown, MD

Fake apology that started out with a lie. The picture was presented to a panel of comedians as part of their "look back with laughter" series. She begins her apology by lying: "Given my own family history I identified with that picture and I intended to say positive and celebratory things about it. But whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive." Was that really your intent Melissa?? You began the segment by asking for captions after putting up the picture and YOU started out by saying "a lot of people had emotions about THIS baby picture. There on his knee is his African American grandchild. Any captions?" You quickly jumped in saying "My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be wedding between Kieran Romney and North West - CAN YOU IMAGE Mitt Romney and Conway West as in laws?? Hahaha" And then is went downhill from there. When I apologize, I usually don't include a big lie to make me look better.

The Skeptical Chymist
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

It was nice to see an apology that seemed heartfelt and which actually accepted the blame for the comment. I am so extremely tired of hearing nonpologies like "I'm very sorry if anyone was offended by my remarks". Comments like this (which are far too common) deflect the blame onto the person taking offense, accepting none of it. At least this apology seemed sincere.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I'm impressed.
Back to his old self.

Where was THIS Mitt Romney during the campaign?

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

@ LDS Liberal - "Farmington, UT - I'm impressed. Back to his old self. Where was THIS Mitt Romney during the campaign?"

Where was this Romney?

Right in front of your eyes the whole time. If you didn't see him, that's your fault. The liberal, America-hating mainstream media tried to slander Romney 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but he was there, nonetheless.

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