Romney on Obama’s `Shoot First, Aim Later’ Critique: `Politics’

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Supporters shout "USA! USA!" as they attempt to drown out a protester as Mitt Romney campaigned in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

What does Mitt Romney have to say about President Barack Obama’s “shoot first, aim later” comment about his Republican rival’s approach to important matters?

“Well, this is politics,” Romney says. “I’m not going to worry about the campaign.”

Romney’s remarks come in in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanoupolos, parts of it airing this evening on “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”  and parts on “Good Morning America” tomorrow.

Obama made his remark about Romney in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” a segment released yesterday. This was how Obama characterized Romney’s quick comments about the breaching of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the American ambassador, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans there.

 Romney, who had refused to answer reporters’ questions about the Federal Reserve’s newest round of “quantitative easing” earlier today, echoes in the ABC interview what his campaign’s policy director had said in an issued statement.

“Now the Federal Reserve, it says, ‘Look, this economy is not going well.’ They’re going to QE3. They’re going to print more money,” the former governor says of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. “What Bernanke’s doing is saying that what the president’s saying is wrong. The president’s saying the economy’s making progress, coming back. Bernanke’s saying, ‘No, it’s not. I’ve got to print more money.’”

“I think we have to have a leadership in Washington that encourages the private sector,” Romney says in the interview, excerpts released by ABC News. “I think printing more money, at this point, comes at a higher cost than the benefit it’s going to create,” Romney said.

 

 

 

 

 

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