Mitt Romney Overseas: The Western Wall in Israel

Republican candidate and his wife visit the sacred Jewish site of worship.
1:44 | 07/29/12

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and finally tonight from jerusalem, we return to the western wall, the sacred jewish site that has drawn so many to prayer. Tonight we look back at some well-known visitors and, of course, today mr. And mrs. Romney. The governor revealing to me something we didn't know about that visit. It was a powerful backdrop, a presidential campaign that brought mitt romney and his wife ann to the western wall. Both leaving their own separate notes, their prayers. I know that you and ann just returned from your visit to the western wall before sitting down here with me. I wouldn't ask you what you wrote in your notes, but I'm curious, did you and ann share with each other what you would leave at the western wall? Yes, before we went to the prayers. You know, I read to her what i had written, and she read to me what she wrote. My thoughts were with regards to peace, my family, my wife and source of our salvation. Reporter: Two prayers written together now left behind here. So many have made the pilgrimage to the wailing wall to pay respects to the great symbol of the jewish people. It is tradition to leave a prayer, a message. In 2008 then candidate barack obama left a note reportedly leaked to an israeli newspaper. In it he asked god to give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. Hillary clinton came when her husband was running for re-election. There was also then governor george w. Bush, his hands touching the wall. There have been other famous faces, elizabeth taylor and richard burton in 1975, but it was in 2000 the world watched an ailing pope john paul ii making an historic trip attempting to build a stronger relationship between catholics and jews. Leaving a note. "We wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with the people," and tonight two more prayers added with quiet wishes from america. All of those powerful moments from the western wall.

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