(CNN) – Mitt Romney and Carly Fiorina, two high-profile supporters of Sen. John McCain, may just have to agree to disagree.
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On Tuesday, Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, said that neither McCain nor his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is capable of running a large corporation like the one she used to head. But Romney, who was a successful businessman before entering politics, has a different opinion.
“I think she’s just misinformed in that regard,” Romney told CNN’s John Roberts on American Morning Wednesday when asked about Fiorina’s comments. “I’d be happy to hire John McCain and Sarah Palin to run a business that I’m an investor in.”
Romney was one of McCain’s fiercest foes during the Republican primaries and often criticized McCain for his lack of economic knowledge. But that criticism ended with the demise of his presidential bid, and Romney has argued for months now that McCain has more knowledge and experience to handle the economy than Sen. Barack Obama.
As the U.S. economy has come under additional stress in recent days with the bankruptcy of Lehman Bros., the quick acquisition of Merrill Lynch, and the federal government’s intervention to prevent the collapse of the nation’s largest insurance company, both McCain and Obama have tried to convince voters that they are best suited to steer the troubled economy. For the second time in as many days, the two campaigns released dueling advertisements about the economy on Wednesday.
Romney who again?
Romney can aford it..he is a wealthy man...but the country cannot afford to ahve to teach someone about economics as the president.
Good for you, Mitt. You learnt from Fiorina's example and managed to keep from getting rolled under the bus...
It will only get worse if these repukes are allowed to stay in power!!! And they are trying every trick in the book. I dont think they are going to win, but just the thought of it scares the hell out of me. yikes!!!!!
Miss you Mitt (not), all that sucking up you did for nothing. What a shame. Haven't heard too much from you since Palin entered the scene. How interesting. Alan Greenspan said on monday that Mccain's economic plan would spell disaster for the economy and would destroy it. From an article at MSNBC – "A decade ago, John McCain embraced legislation to broadly deregulate banking and insurance industries. Now the GOP nominee is scrambling to recast himself as a champion of regulation. "
I'd be happy to have Lehman Brothers hire McCain and Palin, especially if it gets them off the campaign trail.
Give it up, Mitt. You're not getting the VP slot.
Wow, Romney has more confidence in McCain's understanding of the economy than McCain does! Enough of the pandering and the lies. Enough of the evasiveness regarding policy/position. Enough of McCain and Palin ineptitude!
Lisa T. Lake Wales, Fl.
They don't contradict each other Fiorina was telling the truth and Mitt is doing damage control. He doesn't seem the same when he talks about McCain now...I sense a little bitterness in him for not being picked. Might not have been a bad choice to have a billionaire business man as your VP in the countries worst economic times....opps to bad!
And your business will go out of business Romney. What a doe-doe.
"I'd be happy to hire John McCain and Sarah Palin to run a business." Really? Truly? And how would you ever get accurate information from either one of them about anything? I doubt she knows what AIG stands for, and he wants to form a commission to study things. I wouldn't hire them to mow my lawn.
It's called SPIN people!
It's too late to do damage control. That's two days in a row the McCain camp has said stupid things and then try to justify them.
This is news on CNN? I don't think so.
The GOP implossion is the result of the weight of their lies,greed,smears and hate!
They are scrambling now. The Palin "surge" is over and now they have to come to the table with REAL solutions and not just disgusting lies and smears.
Obama-Biden -For ALL Americans(even you racist ones too!)
Romney should have been McCain's VP pick if he wanted any credibility on the economy.
Instead, he picked someone with no extensive credentials on anything.
Mind boggling and obviously just a political ploy.
Yeah right…But I bet you’d hire Ivy league educated (like your self) Barack Obama! I bet you would.
Obama-Biden 08! Because Knowledge Is Power!
Sounds like Mitt Romney is looking for a job in the McCain Administration instead of telling the truth!
mitt rommey stop lying.
hate beeng lied too and if they are polititions then i call them crooks.
McCain sourrounds himself with lobbyists, these are crooks too.
Washington is full of crooks.
Foks we don't want any more crooks in the white house. McCain and Palin are just the same.
You go, Mitt!
He contradicts McCain also, only now he won't say it out loud due to RNC rules.
McSame or Failin is not qualified to run this country period.
GOP exploding when they can't even agree amongst themselves.
too late, dont try to clean it up. Your first thought is usually the correct one. THEY ARE BOTH NOT FIT TO RUN A LARGE CORP.