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Romney decries attacks against him

2012-08-27 10:00

Washington - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried, in an interview made public late on Sunday, what he called "misguided" and "dishonest" attacks by President Barack Obama's camp against him.

"There are plenty of weaknesses that I have, and I acknowledge that," Romney said in an interview with USA Today newspaper.

"But the attacks that have come have been so misguided, have been so far off target, have been so dishonest, that they surprised me. I thought they might go after me on things that were accurate that I've done wrong, instead of absurd things."

He cited as examples allegations aired by Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid that he had not paid taxes in 10 years or a statement by Vice President Joseph Biden that a Republican victory in November could result on people being put "back in chains".

"The White House just keeps stepping lower and lower and lower, and the people of America know this is an important election, and they deserve better than they've seen," Romney said.

He said he was confident that in the final analysis, voters will recognise those attacks for what they are and will "make a decision based on who can do a better job creating jobs and providing more take-home pay for the middle class of America".

Comments
  • isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-27 10:40

    He is a right wing reactionary bigot with a creationist agenda. He desrves everything he gets.

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-08-27 11:57

      Romney for President!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-08-27 10:45

    Why anyone even listens to this idiot is beyond me, but I suppose the fact that the US vote has no real meaning plays a large part of it. I certainly wouldn't vote for someone intent on giving the banks and elite more money while increasing the middle class burden. Strange how so many people buy into the give the elite more money b*llsh#t.

  • ernst.j.joubert - 2012-08-27 10:50

    Romney: Puppet of "Big Oil".

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-08-27 10:54

    So Romney can spread all the lies he want but the moment Obama says something it becomes an issue? You are an IDIOT Mitt. A mormon (and moron)with a catholic running mate - so you can have as many wives as you want and then you are not allowed to use birth control ... I see a numbers plot!! :-)

      isabel.w.stokes - 2012-08-27 11:48

      Rinus, coldn't have put it better myself!

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-08-27 12:30

    They are the same, just different packaging. Both love war but Obama is simply quiet and doing it, while Romney talks war and yes he will go to war within 3 months as president. To the world it matters not who is in Imperial Rome, for Cezar is Cezar, has allegiance to his own while enslaving the rest of the subjects in his empire for the pleasure of the gods and the throne. As one American civil right activist said in December, "Obama is a disaster, Romney is a tragedy". I guess Americans can decide which evil is better for them, for me I prefer the evil without disguise, in this case Romney than a killer with a smile.

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