Romney repeats his claim of hatred in Obama's campaign
August 15th, 2012
05:19 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney repeats his claim of hatred in Obama's campaign

(CNN) - President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day bus tour of Iowa on Wednesday by accusing Mitt Romney of dishonest attacks on his record, while the certain Republican nominee continued to call Obama's re-election effort a hateful divide-and-conquer strategy.

With less than three months until the November election, the negative campaign has become even more bitter since Romney chose House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
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  1. Logic N LA

    Grow up Romney. And then go listen ot you and your past opponents talk about each other and THEN criticize the the Obama campaign.
    And for the record- you DO want us all in chains- fully dependent on the rich to supply our jobs ( they aren't) our healthcare ( they aren't) our energy needs ( they aren't) it's old old school way of keeping people down.

    August 15, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Republicans reject the Democratic tactic to tie Romney to the Ryan proposal, saying he has his own budget and tax plans that are similar to Ryan's but include key differences."

    And yet Mittens won't give us any details of this supposedly magic, but likely imaginary, plan. Stop carrying his water for him CNN. Unless and until and until he puts something on the table, and he hasn't yet, then he's getting stuck with the Ryan plan that HE SAID HE WOULD SIGN.

    August 15, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  3. rs

    People in glass houses Mr. Romney. Your party (and it's dirty, lying media creatures) have called Mr. Obama every name under the sun (let's see: Communist, Islamo-facsist, Socialist, Muslim,don't forget the "hates White" accusation, plus all those great TEA Party acronyms they made out of his name, or all of the Osama/Obama "slips"). Meanwhile Mr. Romney, you want to end Social Security and Meidcare to give the super rich even more tax cuts- not very Christian or loving- you sir, hate the middle class and the poor, I think that is worse!

    August 15, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "the former Massachusetts governor said. "I think he'll do anything in his power to try and get re-elected."

    Mr. Mittens has been purposely running his campaign as a joke all along. Never did he think the joke would be on him. I've never seen such a poor attempt at campaigning than TeamRomney. It makes TeamMcCain absolutely shine in comparison.

    For a CEO, Romney isn't showing much initiative. Too much prep school, and not enough substance, I suspect.

    August 15, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. California

    Obama running his "Hate & Blame" tour.

    Obama is a disgrace to not only this country but to the seat of the presidency.

    August 15, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    You right wingnuts should have seen the hate that Romney directed toward Santorum, Paul, and Newt, in Florida. $15 million bought Mittens a record amount of hate on members of his own party.

    August 15, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. anthony76

    Projecting again, Romney? I guess its the Karl Rove way.

    People are on to the Republican BS. It got old last election cycle, and has definitely run its course this time.

    And WHERE ARE YOUR TAXES ROMNEY? (we haven't forgotten that either)

    August 15, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  8. The Other Dale

    Here's what Americans are hearing from Obama, "I disagree with Romney's use of blatant lies in order to further his campaign and it doing nothing to help him, me or the American people in this election cycle."

    Here's what Americans are hearing from Romney, "Whaaaaa! Whaaaaaa! Whaaaaaa!"

    In comparison, it's easy to see why Obama is ahead in the polls.

    August 15, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  9. hate from the left but mostly lies

    Romney will not raise taxes on anyone. In 2013 people will not see ANY increase in their tax rate. Under Obama, taxes for the middle class would go lower than Romney's across-the-board tax cuts for everyone. Giving people more of their paycheck back, whether rich, poor, or middle class, will give them more money to spend and stimulate the economy. Romney will simplify the tax codes, elimenating loopholes and making it simpler overall. Obama will jack up rates on the rich, which will make them spend more money on tax reduction stratigies or stop being rich. FDR already tried this, and it destablized the economy and drove the country back into ressecion.

    August 15, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  10. Ryan/Romney Kill Medicare Team 2012

    Mitt Romney said, " there's no whining in politics" end of quote. Team Ryan/Romney are a bunch of whiners.

    August 15, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. Gizmo

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Mittens and the entire Republican't party has done nothing but insult the President from day one! All you G.O.PERS OUT THERE MAKE ME SICK!! Ask yourselves this: WHAT HAS THE G.O.P. DONE TO CREATE JOBS IN THE PAST 3 AND AHALF YEARS?

    August 15, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. Darryl

    If Mr.Romney wants to critize the President for Hate of any kind, perhaps he needs to adress the last 4 years of Racist, Hate, the most disrespectful derogatory statements anyones ever heard. Even during The Presidential Congress Adress when a REPUBLICAN shouted-out on National T.V (" Your A Liar "). That republicans senator should have been thrown out. And Michelle Bachmann directing to the POTUS ? Anchor Baby ! Anyone knows that's a term used in the south, refering to Black Women and Mexican Women. Discusting ! Mr. Romney and the entire Republican Party can forget getting control of anything close to being in Power of any kind. The people of this country are very aware of what's been going on.

    August 15, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. Ray

    Disgrace? Here is a guy who favor the draft but received 5 deferment. Coward! Here a guy that destroyed all the information on his hard drive when he was governor. Here is a guy that wouldn't release his tax return, Here a guy who handle the games in Utah but not record of his dealing. Romney has love for money not country

    August 15, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  14. California

    It will be funny in a sad and pathetic sort of way watching Hussein Obama trash the presidency even more with his hate and ager tour.

    August 15, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  15. Mikeunpublished

    There is no way Romney and Ryan can make it another 11 weeks campaigning with no specific plan for anything while just completely trashing Obama with outright lies. McCain did this successfully for a few months in 2008, but by November, the American people showed that they will not allow a liar into our White House.

    We may not be as rich as you, Mr. Romney, but we are not stupid.

    August 15, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  16. California

    Obama and his administration are a bunch of murderers.

    August 15, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  17. Pierce

    Has no one else noticed that Mitt and his corporate puppets blame Obama on things that they have been guilty of doing the exact same thing. Smart.

    August 15, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  18. Thomas

    Romney needs get off the bus , walk around in the real world.
    Dose anybody remember the viscous primary race earlier this year ?

    Romney / Ryan
    Passive Agressive America 2012

    August 15, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  19. GonzoinHouston

    The far right has had the franchise on political hatred since Obama's inauguration. I thought they went to extremes during the Clinton impeachment, but that was a love-fest compared to what has been unleashed on Obama.

    August 15, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  20. Tyrone,Schenectady NY

    Please Romney2Sides stop the hate message it is falling on deaf ears for Prrsident Obama supporters. Hatred is Mitch McConnell saying his main OBJECTIVE is to make sure Obam is a one term President rather than his MAIN PRIORITY to be JOBS. Hate is becoming the PARTY OF NO! Hate is voting out all of your Republicans thta believe in COMPROMISE, Hate is calling the President a Food Stamp President (loaded cause we all know it is targetting blacks). Hate is anything that comes out of Newt Gingrinch mouth if it addresses blacks. Do me a fovor and name specifics in your budget cuts so your hate for the middle class can be shown.

    August 15, 2012 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  21. Shannon

    Right, Mitt won the primary because he was so kind to his opponents. The right has questioned the President's faith, citizenship, patriotism, and morality. Can you guys on the right really claim it's Obama who is running the party of hate. What hypocrites.

    August 15, 2012 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  22. Marty, FL

    Coming from Romney who aligns himself with the hateful and divisive rhetoric of Ted Nugent, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, etc. No credibility.

    August 15, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  23. CanadaONE

    Romeny HATES America – he puts his money in foreign countries to avoid American taxes – how LOW can you go?

    August 15, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  24. Sandy

    Waaa Waaaa, Obama is picking on me! LIAR

    August 15, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  25. MaryM

    God help this country if the guy Romney gets elected

    August 15, 2012 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
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