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Why Mitt Romney Thinks 'The View' Is 'High Risk' -- and Why He Won't Be Appearing on 'SNL' TVNewser

Hidden camera video footage that captured presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's criticisms of President Obama's supporters also included some of his thoughts on the media, including his take on "The View," TVNewser.com reports.

The GOP candidate said the show is "high risk because of the five women on it," the piece reports.

Romney described the hosts of "The View" in an unflattering way, calling most of them "sharp-tongued." The program's co-hosts are Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd.

"Although ‘The View’ is high risk because of the five women on it, only one is conservative, and four are sharp-tongued and not conservative,” he said, according to the story.

He added that he decided to veer away from an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" because the show "has the potential of looking slapstick, and not presidential."

Despite his take on the hosts of "The View," he added that the show "is fine."