This guy can’t be serious… Mitt Romney seemed to question the President’s credibility Friday in an interview with ABC News, talking big yang about how he’s concerned Obama might be speaking falsehoods in their upcoming debates:
Mitt Romney says he expects President Obama to be less-than-truthful during the three presidential debates next month.
“I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true,” Romney said during an interview with ABC News published Friday.
“I’ve looked at prior debates,” the GOP candidate added. “And in that kind of case, it’s difficult to say — well, am I going to spend my time correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my time talking about the things I want to talk about?”
Accusations of dishonesty have been lobbed by both campaigns as the general election race heads into the final fall sprint.
Romney’s campaign, for example, has accused Team Obama of making false claims about his business record and personal finances.
Obama’s campaign has accused Romney’s camp of misleading voters about his changes to welfare-to-work rules and other matters.
With new polls finding Obama leading Romney nationally and in some key swing states, the upcoming debates are looking like the Republican’s best chance to regain some momentum against the president.
Romney is already practicing, with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman serving as a stand-in for Obama in mock debates.
When asked if Portman — who is known as a master debater — beat him in their first mock match-ups, Romney laughed.
“I’m not revealing those kinds of secrets, but I will never debate Rob Portman again,” he joked.
Romney also said he plans to ease any debate jitters by looking to his wife.
“Ann always gives me the advice as I get ready to go up on the stage and offers a few words of encouragement. And I look to her when I’m in the debate. I look and see her,” Romney said.
“Typically, her eyes are down. [She’s] more nervous in the debates than I am. She says, ‘I wish I could debate instead.’ She said, ‘I wouldn’t be as nervous.’ But I look to her,” Romney said. “And when she’s smiling and confident, that gives me the boost I need.”
The first debate is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the University of Denver.
This thing they’ve been doing — trying to make the Romneys seem more like the average Americans next door — it’s not working! And anybody who HIDES as much money as Mitt should be ashamed suggesting other folks are less than honest. He’s the epitome of super SHADY!