July 24th, 2012
10:30 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Romney attacks on leaks, defense cuts

(CNN) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney targeted President Barack Obama on recent national security leaks in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
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  1. Thomas

    Five sons all avoided voluntary military service.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars should be very proud .

    More defense spending and lower taxes , Mitt is a born leader !
    Romney / Cheney
    2012 ?

    July 24, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  2. Marty, FL

    Romney brings up leaks while he has Bush/Cheney neocons as advisors who were tied to leaks that outed a CIA agent and got us into the unnecessary war in Iraq.

    July 24, 2012 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  3. JimB

    All Romney does is attack Obama. Little about what he would do. He's trying to demean one of Obama's major achievements, getting Osama bin Laden. Really??? Is this the best he's got? I just don't get why people are buying this used car salesman that will do or say anything to get elected. I just can't connect to him. He seems dishonest and insincere. I still would like to see his taxes and learn more about Bain and his financial background. Even if it was awhile ago it does matter. This man couldn't inspire carboard. Another lousy negative speech.

    July 24, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  4. 100 % ETHIO

    The secret is how much I make per year?

    July 24, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  5. J.V.Hodgson

    One thing is for sure Washington leaks like sieve!! Another certainty is the president himself did not make those leaks, by assuring the buck stops with the president he is getting into Americans favorite game of conspiracy theories. It is even debateable whether those leaks are helpful to his Presidential campaign. Defense cuts were a House and Senate vote in which almost 70% of Republicans voted for ( it was called the budget act), because the House and Senate would not agree the democrats proposals like Bowles Simpson, AJA, or other budget legislation from Democrats/ Obama. He should also remember the 2012/13 defense budget appropriation has just passed the House and Senate!!
    He should blame the right people his republican colleagues House and Senate who voted for the budget act and 2012/2013 defense budget.
    The fact checkers must be running out of thier worst measure stickers like pants on fire and pinocchio's.
    Regards,
    Hodgson

    July 25, 2012 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  6. Romney and Leaks

    The man has never told the truth in in years! He has destroyed the Records of the 2002 Olympics – and why? If you listen to his other opponents (Gingrich and Santorum they both called him a liar. So how can you believe anything this man says. He refuses to release his tax records and again what is he hiding – The Republican wanted Obamas Birth Certificate when it had been released – they demanded it and yet they think it is OK for Romney to Hide his records. Romney leads people to believe there is more – is he guilty of Tax Evasion and trying to divert attention by making
    False Accusations?

    July 25, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  7. Veteran For Truth

    Defense needs to be cut!! Why do we maintain Cold War level troop levels and equipment, when it was over about 20 years ago??? I will tell you: The GOP, who love the military industrial complex.

    July 25, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  8. Phil Thomas

    Come on Mitt you buckled on everything to get this far and you want people to think your better served than this president. No policy laid out just more heckling of the President, same Rove talking points. What a clown, I'm tired of the constant attacks with no policy ideas. Look I don't need you to tell me what he president does wrong I can figure that out. I need you to tell me what you plan to do, but you won't clown.

    July 25, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  9. Orwell sees it, again & again

    Consider the source: an etch a sketch republican.

    Call rush or beck, they will call in their army of unamericans. Their murdoch connections and foreign financial connections interests are ready to fully take over the US.

    July 25, 2012 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  10. Jorinda

    It is not good for the obama

    July 25, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  11. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Romney has to orient his campaign around attacks on the president, as the republican party has no real platform that will help 95% of the American people. Their platform is a fraud that will benefit only the wealthiest of Americans. True vulture capitalists at their best, destroying lives and the only thing that separates the U.S. from other countries, a strong middle class.

    July 25, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |