President Obama Says He Won’t Be Apologizing To Mitt Romney Over Bain Capital Claims
Mitt Romney and his GOP watchdogs can cry a river about being entitled to an apology from the leader of free world, but they won’t be getting one. President Obama says he’s not sorry for keepin’ it real with the American people about his presidential opponent’s questionable past in business.
Republicans continue to call on President Obama and his campaign to give an apology for questioning Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital. They won’t be getting one.
“No, we won’t be apologizing,” the president said in an interview aired today. “Sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. Understand what the issues are here: Mr Romney claims he’s Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience.”
Speaking to NBC’s Portsmouth, Va., affiliate station, WAVY-TV, Obama invoked a past White House occupant in an argument he has used for days on the campaign trail.
“Harry Truman said ‘the buck stops with me,’ and I think understandably people are going to be interested in are you in fact responsible for this company you say is one of your primary calling cards for your wanting to be President,” he said.
On Thursday an Obama campaign manager upped the ante on Romney’s final days at Bain Capital by suggesting the Republican candidate had either lied to the public or misrepresented “his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony,” by saying he had left the company in 1999. Romney gave five network interviews to defend himself, stating the Obama campaign had gone “out of control.”
Don’t worry Mitt. We’re sure the president IS sorry that you are so shady
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