Romney family takes on New Hampshire
Josh and Craig Romney stand outside their father's new campaign office in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
June 30th, 2012
12:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney family takes on New Hampshire

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) – For Mitt Romney, even his vacation digs may end up being all about location, location, location.

Just across town from the lakeside vacation home where the presumptive GOP nominee settled into the holiday week with family Saturday, two Romney sons stumped for their dad in this state where a poll showed him running neck-and-neck with the president.

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On a sunny Saturday morning, Josh and Craig Romney welcomed about 40 locals and state politicos for the opening of the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire campaign office.

The office - a quaint green-roofed building sitting along Back Bay - is the latest in an expansion of real estate for the campaign here. With one employee and the rest volunteers, it is the campaign's third state office. Several more outposts are slated to open this week.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama's campaign boasts 10 offices in a state he won by nine points in 2008.

A new NBC/Marist poll released Thursday showed the two men tied here, each at 45%.

At the opening, Josh Romney pushed back against the Obama campaign's criticism of his dad's record at private equity company Bain Capital.

"He gets criticized right now by President Obama a lot for making a mistake in the private sector," the Romney son told a group of supporters about his father. "He was by no means perfect. He didn't have a perfect record in the private sector."

Josh continued: "But if you think about the mistakes that my dad made, they were made on his own money, his own time. And if you look, if you think about President Obama and the mistakes he's made, he's making them with our money."

A week earlier, Obama made his own campaign appearance in Durham, New Hampshire and tied Romney with Republicans in Congress and conservative third party groups, arguing that their collective economic proposals consist solely of tax cuts that would necessarily result in drastic reductions in government services.

"When Mr. Romney tells us he's some sort of financial wizard who can fix our economy, that's exactly how he intends to do it," Obama said.

– CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. 1twinsfan

    He gets criticized right now by President Obama a lot for making a mistake in the private sector," the Romney son told a group of supporters about his father. "He was by no means perfect. He didn't have a perfect record in the private sector."
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    So Romney's campaign admits his actions at Bain were a mistake? But Romney is running on his record at Bain as the reason why he's qualified to to be POTUS. He rarely siets his own time as Governor of MA but always brings up Bain..

    June 30, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    Which Romney vacation home? Too many to keep track of ...

    June 30, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. I Like to tiE My doG To the rooF Of tHE famILY Car for FUN

    must be proud of their daddy .... whats his name, oh yeah ...him.

    June 30, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. I Like to tiE My doG To the rooF Of tHE famILY Car for FUN

    and this is the best money can buy HAHAHAHAHA

    June 30, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe Say_Nothing -Do_Nothing_Flip_n_Flopper VULTURE CAPITALIST

    REPORT THE NEWS when these Etch-A-Sketch Mitt RobMe TRUST FUND BABIES sign up and go join the US military to fight in SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN, the new wars coming with IRAN, RUSSIA, CHINA, etc; and let them actually prove to us AMERICANS that they really LOVE this country; not having a TRUST FUND already payed for by daddy mitt and secreted away in the CAYMEN ISLAND & SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS!!!

    June 30, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  6. Ann

    The way Josh is telling it about BAIN is a lot different than what the bio, THE REAL ROMNEY, has uncovered about what alexithymic Mitt was REALLY doing at BAIN. So then, Josh is a liar, just like his father. ONLY 40 PEOPLE SHOWING UP SPEAKS VOUMES!

    June 30, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. 2020

    No fault to you brothers, unfortunately, your father just not up to par. Leading a country calls for vision which your father lack of, severely.

    He may do better in business, but, CEO for the nation, NO THANKS

    June 30, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Bob

    Mitt never risked his own money UNTIL AND UNLESS others at BAIN convinced him that it was going to be a sure deal FOR HIM-it's been reported by his own peers at BAIN to the 2 BOSTON GLOBE JOURNALISTS, who authored, THE REAL ROMNEY biography.

    June 30, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. Martha in CF

    And why is this news

    June 30, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  10. rat pt 01

    Romney can't be president for one reason. He can't drink. How insulting would it be to foreign leaders if he refused to drink with them or refuse to have the stuff in the white house even when they arrive as guest.

    June 30, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |