Romney to address 100+ CEOs in Washington
June 12th, 2012
01:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney to address 100+ CEOs in Washington

Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney will talk about the economy to over 100 chief executive officers on Wednesday in Washington.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be a guest of the Business Roundtable as the organization holds its quarterly meeting. Members of the media will be allowed to cover Romney's opening remarks, organizers said. The remainder of the meeting – which will include a question-and-answer session with the attending CEO's – will be closed to the press.

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The Business Roundtable's meetings are typically not open to the media.

The group "is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees," according to its website.

President Obama spoke to the Business Roundtable in March.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Can we impeach the justices (pun intended) who voted for corporations are people?
    The bishop has hardly anyone wherever he goes. The crowds are small and white.
    When the president goes anywhere the crowds are huge, diverse and pumped. Unfortunately, while the president continues to reach out to the 99% the bishop only seems to get together with CEOs. The ones who are making millions a year while they fire the little people. Wait! That's what the flip flopper is all about. That is the only crowd he feels comfortable with. I bet he won't be twitching his hand/arm like he did when he met with a group of black kids and did his infamous who let the dogs out bit!

    June 12, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. California Gary

    Of course the rest of the meeting is closed to the media........wouldn't want word getting out about how they plot to create and horde even more wealth at the expense of the rest of the country. That would be bad PR.

    June 12, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. Sirned

    I call for the press to break down the doors and cover this. Romney is hiding what he doesn't want Americans to know. We have a right to hear what a presidential candidate says to 100 CEOs that own many of our politicians. Romney said he thinks decisions should be made in quiet boardrooms. In other words FU American people. Romney open the doors and let democracy work.....This is America if you don't like open dialogue and transparency then run for office in another country....

    June 12, 2012 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. King

    mittens will be promissung them free trade with China, putting. American jobs. in. jeopardy, because how can American middle class compete with China slaves labor.China has 6 more time spenders than we got, how can you have free trade and put every one on a playing field. this is why China will give millions to the mitten campaign, because their is no way Americans can compete with china slave labor for American jobs on a level playing field, especially when mitten cuts our middle class spenders, shouting small government.

    June 12, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Closed to the press to make some more back door deals like the bum chant and bush did with the oil companies,no thanks, Dem landslide in Nov!!!count on it ,this isn't the USSR,everything secret .

    June 12, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    "Members of the media will be allowed to cover Romney's opening remarks, organizers said. The remainder of the meeting – which will include a question-and-answer session with the attending CEO's – will be closed to the press."
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    Why close off the media from the Q&A if you've already let them in for the opening remarks? Inquiring minds want to know.

    June 12, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    When Mitt Romney said, "Corporations are people." What that really meant is that some people are corporations from a tax filing point of view. Google " S Corporation " to find out more.

    June 12, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    I ment channey the guy with six heart transplants paid for on the taxpayers dime, he should use romnycare and obamacare !!!

    June 12, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. Jill

    over 100 golden parachutes all in one room – that must be worth billions!

    June 12, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    be nice if Mitt would ask some of these CEOs that are sitting on all this profit they made during Obama's term so far why they are NOT hiring people. Trillions of dollars in profits and 8.2% unemployment just doesn't add up to me. Unless of course they are waiting for Romney to win office which would just show that they put party affiliation before the American people's needs.

    June 12, 2012 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Myviewis

    Perhaps Corporations should fire all their employees and make everybody happy. I think that most of the lazy people in our country are looking to shut down Corporations so that they can work for the government and be able to take it easy, get paid well, have great pension plans, healthcare and not run the chance of getting fired and take as much time off as they want. I just had the city come to see a water leak in my backyard, 5 employees all looked at the leak, did nothing and left to have lunch, never came back. I called to complain but since they were still out to lunch and had not filled out a report there was nothing the city could do, except have me call back in a few days when the report has been written.

    June 12, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. Joseph B

    Closed session? What does Romney have to hide?

    June 12, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  13. Jack

    Corporations are people too. He's meeting with his people.

    June 12, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. cali girl

    So this is how he can relate to American people? By meeting with quite a few CEO's? Sounds like a deal maker, "What would you like from me and I will give it to you if I become President." What about going out on the street and having a talk with regular folks. Oh, wait, that is what his wife, sons, and promoters do. Robmey does not have time for the "little people".

    June 12, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  15. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Secret behind closed doors conducting the peoples business of the taxpayers,what's wrong with this picture ????tax these corporations big time if they don't invest their trillions that their sitting on in the USA ,or make them pay .

    June 12, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  16. tee27

    I will bet the house this will not come up at the meeting, mitt romney's swiss bank and caymen islands bank accounts, Or when will he release his past tax returns,

    June 12, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  17. Kevin

    President Obama spoke to the Business Roundtable in March. Was that opened to the media? Just asking..

    June 12, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  18. Al-NY,NY

    Members of the media will be allowed to cover Romney's opening remarks, organizers said. The remainder of the meeting – which will include a question-and-answer session with the attending CEO's – will be closed to the press.
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    except for anyone from Fox News. THEY can come in since they are his mouthpiece

    June 12, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Why isn't the press allowed in to all of Obama's private multi-million dollar celebrity fund raisers??? Shouldn't the American people know what Hollywood elite are buying Obama's way back into the Whitehouse???

    June 12, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney's meeting with these CEO's to inform them Paul Ryan's budget will help them out on Wall Street because the American people are going to be sold like cattle on the stock market and the CEO's will profit. Stop Romney now.

    June 12, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  21. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.
    Secret behind closed doors conducting the peoples business of the taxpayers,what's wrong with this picture
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    "conducting the peoples business"???? It's a private meeting buffoon, not a meeting of the government. Honestly, do you lefties have ANY grasp on reality???

    June 12, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  22. Sirned

    The press should be all over this. It should be the main story on every news network. Romney shuts out Democracy. I blame the weak minded press for not protesting and reporting out side the closed door of this closed meeting. This is a very important glimpse into what a Romney administration will look like. Meeting in secret with CEOs that own our politicians....Shame on the press....

    June 12, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  23. dnick47

    If you are speaking the truth why hide it? However, if you are lying or planning something dishonest and/or preverse then hide it like Cheney did with the Oil Barons..... Secrecy has no real place in American society unless its vital for national defence; but for the life of me I cannot see what this meeting has to do with national defence unless its a threat to it. Maaybe the CEO's will fire anyone who works for the with an Obama sticker on their bumper or and Obama button on the shirt/blouse or who doesn't contribute glagly and heavily to the Romney 2012 war chest... Scary itsn't it.

    June 12, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. California

    The hypocrisy of the democrats is truly astounding.

    June 12, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  25. Gurgyl

    This idiot for presidency???? Nonsense.

    June 12, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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