Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney offered a few suggestions Friday to the director of a new film about President Barack Obama.
"I'll tell ya, I've got a long list of people for that producer to talk to," Romney told an audience at a farmers' market in Jackson, Mississippi. "And if someone's looking for things that the president's done wrong, it's a long, long, long list."
- Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker
- Follow Rachel Streitfeld on Twitter @streitfeldcnn
The Oscar-winning director of the new campaign video, Davis Guggenheim, told CNN's Piers Morgan on Thursday he couldn't find any flaws with the president to include in his 17-minute campaign-style film.
Romney brushed off the film as an "infomercial" and offered a laundry list of Americans he said could provide a different view of Obama.
"First of all, talk to the 24 million Americans who are out of work or under-employed in this country," Romney said of Guggenheim. "How about our soldiers coming home who can't find work? He can talk to them as well. How about the folks who are having a hard time filling up their car because the price of gasoline has doubled under this president?"
Guggenheim was at a loss to offer any criticism of Obama when pressed by the host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Thursday.
"The negative for me was there were too many accomplishments," Guggenheim told Morgan. "I had, you know, 17 minutes to put them all in there."
But Romney found another opportunity to criticize the president later in his speech to Jackson voters, after a man asked him whether he would "stop apologizing for America."
Hitting the president for making his first foreign trip to Cairo to repair relations with the Muslim world, Romney – whose campaign-style book is titled "No Apology" – then offered a more nuanced answer.
"We may make mistakes as a nation from time to time and step on others' toes, and we'll say we're sorry for that," he said. "But apologizing for America is something I will never, ever do."
The GOP candidate also used his second stop in Mississippi to brandish his status as an "unofficial Southerner."
"Mornin' y'all," he said to greet the audience. "I got started right this morning with a biscuit and some cheesy grits. I'll tell you! Delicious."