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Romney tells Obama to stop sharp political attacks

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to an audience during a campaign stop at a pancake breakfast in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunday, April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to an audience during a campaign stop at a pancake breakfast in Milwaukee, Wis., Sunday, April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney demanded Monday that President Barack Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital, advising that it would be better "if you spent some time speaking about your record."

"What does it say about a president whose record is so poor that all he can do in this campaign is attack me," Romney said in a nationally broadcast interview Monday.

Obama said an interview broadcast Monday that he has run mostly positive campaign ads but said they have not been given much attention in the media.

In his interview on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Romney was asked whether Obama should apologize for a series of statements and campaign commercials suggesting that Romney has not been truthful in his accounts of his record as head of Bain Capital, a private equity firm.

Romney responded, "I think when people have accused you of a crime, you have every reason to go after them pretty hard."

Obama's campaign has been arguing that Romney's record at Bain Capital indicates that jobs were shipped overseas under his watch. That pitch has taken on a large amount of gravitas at a time when the nation's unemployment rate remains above 8 percent and millions are out of work.

Asked about this, Romney said, "I'd say to the president, wouldn't it be interesting Mr. President, wouldn't it be interesting if you spent some time speaking about your record."

"When millions upon millions of dollars are given by the Obama administration to the businesses of campaign contributors, that's a real problem, particularly at time when the middle class is really suffering in this country," the former Massachusetts governor said. "This is a tough time in America. But if you're a contributor to Barack Obama your business may stand to get billions or hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from the government. I think it's wrong. I think it stinks to high heaven."

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kevin 2 years, 1 month ago

The voters are sick and tired of Obama and his useless attacks on others. I guess this is all he can talk about because he didn't do anything but destroy our country and economy. I wish Mitt would ask Obama how he got the money he used to live on and go to Harvard. He never had a private job to even talk about, ha! Activists always live off the suckers.

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toby 2 years, 1 month ago

How you say..............Gangsta. Hopefully the middle and lower classes will wise up and vote against obummer. He has given us nothing. He made the filthy rich even richer. It was his plan that he wrote in his books. But being able to read now is racist so you don't have to. Everything is racist if you don't like obama's policies even if you are black, red or yellow. And today he said that if you own a business, you didn't build it yourself. The government help you build. The guy is on bath salts. Get him out now.

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