Interview with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

By The Last Word, The Last Word - November 30, 2011

Guests: Jonathan Capehart, Jay Newton-Small, Rich Galen, Jay Carney

LAWRENCE O`DONNELL, HOST: Herman Cain continues to cling to the wreckage of his campaign, for at least another week or so.


HERMAN CAIN (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Nine-nine-nine, doing fine.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Every time he goes on TV, Mr. Cain damages his campaign more.

CAIN: Stupid people run in the middle.

This is a character assassination on me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Herman Cain is calling it a character assassination.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The totality that Herman Cain is asking us to believe.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, MSNBC`S "HARDBALL": Sixty-one text messages.

CAIN: Sixty-one calls. I talk to a lot of people 61 times.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Five people all alleging this, all of whom are lying?

CAIN: My star was shining and rising too fast.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Ginger White gave more details.

GINGER WHITE, CAIN`S ALLEGED MISTRESS: It was a very casual affair.

CAIN: Nine-nine-nine.

AL SHARPTON, MSNBC ANCHOR: Willard Romney gets a little hot under the collar.

MARTIN BASHIR, MSNBC HOST: Romney even disheveled his perfectly coifed hair.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A rare interview Mitt Romney did.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He was very condescending.

BASHIR: It got a bit testy.

CHUCK TODD, NBC NEWS: He gets maybe overly testy.

SHARPTON: Pop some pop corn because it`s getting good.

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Climate change, abortion, immigration, gay rights.

MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Your list is just not accurate.

ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC HOST: Romney is not comfortable.

ROMNEY: One, we are going to have to be better informed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Andrea, you`re going to have to be a little bit better informed.

ROMNEY: This is an unusual interview.

MATTHEWS: Let`s listen to Newt describing how great he is.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He calls himself a celebrity.

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