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. BlkPwr817

    Romney recognizes this tactic so well because he's already there. He's already crossed that "country divided/hatred line" Basically he's saying "You cant play my game" Romney knows he's already lost. So he preps young Mr. Ryan to be the next GOP star...Well, it's not working either!

    August 15, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  2. rs

    hate from the left but mostly lies-

    Where have you been? The GOP has been on a drunken binge of tax cuts for the rich for the past 12 years. Taxes are at record lows. What has been the result? Certainly no new jobs, a record number of millionaires and billionaires in America and the greatest wealth gap ever between the rich and poor. Oh, and our counry is broke as a result- and now the GOP want the middle class to pay for their blunder.

    On the Great Depression front, it was FDR's curtailment of federal spending that caused the U.S. to have to endure a longer than necessary depression-EXACTLY what Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan promise.

    August 15, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. scott

    Good for MIlt expose Obama for what he is, a lying cheating, socialist crook, that is racist

    August 15, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    so I guess "you didn't build that" has run it's course so now Romney is going to play the "hate and blame card" The Democrats have a lot of catching up to do to the Republicans when it comes to playing the FEAR and Hate card. They did it with Rev Wright, the birther movement, making fun of Michelle Obama, and the "he's not one of us" and "I want my country back" movement. Mitt needs to grow up because he is not use to being called out on his foolishness. Let's see how long he can play this card. Not long I don't think. WORST run campaign I have ever seen.

    August 15, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    Romney is counting on Seniors to feel safe that their Medicare won't be affected. That his plan only includes those under 55. Who in their right mind would accept that Republicans will continue to fund 2 seperate Medicare plans until the 55 and above crowd is no longer alive to collect?

    Two plans, one for 55 and under and one for 55 and above. And we are to believe that the plan for the 55 and above crowd won't be affected? Give me a break.

    August 15, 2012 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  6. michaelam

    Boo hoo!
    We spent 3.5 years of “you people” tearing down the best president of my generation with false allegations and labels. Mittens needs to get over it and quit whining. Sauce for the goose, Willard and the rest of the GOP/Tealiban-Sauce for the Goose!

    August 15, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  7. anotherGDlefty

    So says the man with Karl Rove pulling his strings.
    Quit whining.
    Show your taxes.

    August 15, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." --B. Obama

    The uhbama is a disgrace.

    August 15, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. PJ

    Well now, the little fella is not only a whiner, a "manipulator of the truth", and secretive, he also has a temper.
    You are wearing long pants now Mitt, time to grow up.

    August 15, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  10. Sue

    Any hatred, animosity,pomposity, or outright untruths I have seen have all been spewed forth by the republicans!

    August 15, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  11. Jeff in Virginia

    Is this bizarro world? Romney sure can dish it, but he folds like a chair when any criticism goes his way.

    August 15, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |

    they will do anything to hurt the country our potus has tried everything but we know they hate him for the job he has done great job POTUS

    August 15, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  13. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Romney believes it is OK to say anything derogatory about President Obama, but not OK to say anything truthful about Romney's record. Romney has always been able to quiet anyone who said anything about him he didn't like. Too bad he is now living outside of management's protective umbrella and having trouble coping in the real world.

    August 15, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  14. NVa Native

    From the GOP party of hate &fear come typical wild lies & deceptions.

    August 15, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  15. ca

    we have 2 choices this year. Vote Romney and the the economy will likely still be bad. Re-elect Obama and it will be worse.

    August 15, 2012 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Indy

    "The president seems to be running to hang on to power," the former Massachusetts governor said. "I think he'll do anything in his power to try and get re-elected."

    Didn't see Obama running for President for eight straight years because of his lust for money and power like Romney has. I have never seen such a whiny,spoiled rich kid cry so much about all the bumps and bruises he gets while stalking the Presidency for eight straight years.

    August 15, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney needs to know Karl Rove et al tactics won't work, been there, done that. Romney better figure out quick fast and in a hurry what he's going to do about those Repugs who are saying his budget numbers don't add up. LOL

    August 15, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  18. Name

    Mitt," I love to fire people" Romney, is hurting in the polls as being so unlikeable vs. Pres Obama , he is resorting to his boarding school tactics again. Well Nowwe know that Romney is the classic bully and will fight dirty to get his way when things don't go the way he wants them to.
    How utterly absurd after all he and his party have done,said,plotted, hated against Pres Obama!
    Pres Obama will win by a landslide come November.

    August 15, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  19. Larry L

    No campaign has stooped lower than Romney. This doesn't even consider the hateful people cranking out e-mails of lies and conspiracies like a sausage machine. This week alone I have received a brand new "birther forgery", a "UN coming for your guns" conspiracy, and an urgent message "proving" the President is a Muslim didicated to making America a Muslim State. Have you ever noticed the overwhelming number of these lies come from right-wing sources? When they're fact-checked have you ever seen anybody send out an apology?

    August 15, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  20. jane

    because people want to see your tax call that hatred???

    August 15, 2012 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  21. Feed the greed

    Hey republicans, Keep your Mitt off my medicare.

    August 15, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  22. ron

    I've said it before. I'll say it again. Romney will NEVER be POTUS!! He can cheat, whine, and try to supress the vote if he wants to. That only means MORE women, minorities, young people, old people, gay people, teachers, firemen, policemen, poor people, and middle class people will turn out to vote. That silly rich fool will never get the chance to sell out this contry the way he's sold out his morals.

    August 15, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  23. Feed the greed

    Can a small amount of money and the truth, overcome a large amount of money and lies. Results in Wisconsin suggest not. It's up to the people to call out the lies and get out and vote. What type of America do you want to live in?

    August 15, 2012 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |

    seeing him whine this morning on CBS morning news brings a smile....the grass is not all green at the millionaire's Romney camp

    August 15, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  25. easyrhino

    Face it, the Obama administration is racist:

    The left would go berserk if a President Romney started a "White Americans for Romney" initiative but it's okay for Obama to do so for Blacks.

    The left would go berserk if a President Romney started a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Whites as Obama has for Blacks.

    The left would go berserk if a President Romney had an atty gen that refused to prosecute a White racist group for civil rights violations as Holder had done for the Black Panther case, referring to the defendants as "my people".

    Romney may well be a disaster for the USA but a second term of Obama will be worse.

    August 15, 2012 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
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