Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Monday that disparaging remarks he made about supporters of President Barack Obama in a secretly filmed video were not well stated but he did not back away from them.
"It’s not elegantly stated. Let me put it that way," Romney said at a hastily arranged news conference in California to respond to his latest stumble on the campaign trail.
In the video Romney was shown telling fundraisers he has no way of attracting support from 47 percent of U.S. voters because they are dependent on government and pay no taxes.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says Mitt Romney demonstrates “chameleon-like behavior” on policy and politics. And, when it comes to health care, his stance is pegged to national polls.
He also tells Robert Wolf the Obama administration must do a better job of explaining the benefits of the healthcare law.
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Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign unleashed new attacks on President Barack Obama Tuesday, with one of Romney’s top surrogates saying he wished Obama “would learn to be an American.”
On a conference call with reporters, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu blasted Obama and his campaign, calling them a “bunch of liars.”
"I wish the president would learn how to be an American," Sununu said, although he later backed away from his comment somewhat.
President Barack Obama will call for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year, according to a White House official, seeking to spare the economy the impact of taxes going up on January 1.
Obama, a Democrat, will make the request in a 11:50 a.m. statement at the White House on Monday.
Republicans in Congress are unlikely to be swayed, as they have consistently argued that the Bush tax cuts should be extended for everyone, including higher earners.
Obama has pushed what he calls “tax fairness” in his campaign for re-election on November 6, repeatedly urging Congress to make the tax cuts permanent for families making less than $250,000 a year. His Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, has suggested Congress wait to act until January, when he hopes to take office.
Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.
Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney’s birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.