(CNN) - Mitt Romney is calling on a police commissioner to apologize and resign after using the N-word to describe President Obama
"The vile epithet used and confirmed by the commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign,” Romney said Sunday in a statement provided to CNN.
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Robert Copeland, 82, is the police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - where Romney owns a home and spends a lot of time.
On Thursday evening Copeland refused to apologize at a town meeting for using the term.
The Boston Herald first reported Romney's statement.
Mr. Romney, where were you all this time when your party has been using the Presidents name and standing as a football, as a shoe?
The clown's 82.......there's no way he's gonna change now. He's sick. Let him croak.
Thank you Mitt. There is no place in America for Evil words like this coming form a Police Commissioner none the less.
Romney's right on this none.
That small minded, ignorant little man has no business being in a position of public responsibility. He's really screwed up.
Why do people say "N Word?" We're not so stupid as to not know what it means, and it's silly. As soon as I read it, and I'm certain I'm not alone, I immediately think of the actual word. Why not just come out and say what was said, instead of acting like it's hidden behind some code? Blacks call each other n igger; I never hear them call each other "you n-word."
He should tell romney to kiss his patooty.
I think Donald Sterling got set-up, he did say racially insensitive comments, but this guy is racist and should resign and apologize.
Romney wins points for this.
They are going to kick Romney out of the GOP.
This individual said more about himself than anything else.
Racism is alive and well in America.
A Massachusetts liberal who had lived in the town for four months managed to not mind her own business, and has ruined the town, now.
Figures that Romney, another Massachusetts liberals, would butt in.
What an ignorant racist old man. As a police commissioner there is no way he can be unbiased towards blacks while performing his duties since he has such racist views. He should immediately be removed from office.That man is such an obvious racist there is no way a black person charged with any crimes in that police jurisdiction could have possibly gotten a fair shake. Every black person who was ever convicted of a crime in that police jurisdiction should have their case reviewed. It's quite apparent racism is rampant in that police jurisdiction if the top cop is such a blatant racist. It's very likely evidence was planted, testimony was false, confessions coerced etc. in cases against blacks.
hmmmmm Romney might be a decent fellow after all .... Im impressed.
so decertify the police department
Wow! At least the guy isn't hiding is racism like some people tend to do.
so just decertify the police department the state police can do that.
Also the Democrat and Republican National committees can ban Candidates from visiting that town during the primaries
Those folks crave the attention
PRUDENT MITT, but unfortunately your religion says the same thing.
Obama is a criminal, a liar, and a con-man. He deserves all the derision and contempt possible.
Good for this old gentleman for not backing down.
Every, man woman and child has a right to say what they think-although in today's social environment it is generally wiser to think about what you intend to express and how you intend to express it before doing it. As is often said even a fish would not get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.
The n word is disrespectful, but where is the line drawn between free speech and political correctness? It seems like there should be a standard punishment for racial slurs. We have seen those with money crucified but what if some average person says something racially charged? I'm not saying it's right but I am saying it's unfair.
I love how people like this dont think their filthy attitudes are also something wrong with this country.
Just a guess here but... Probably not going to occur.
Romney defending Obama, who saw this coming? Perhaps Romney wants to become the Obama successor?
Thank you Mr. Romney. You are gentleman of class.