December 4th, 2007
04:50 PM ET
15 years ago

Romney: I will not embarrass the American people

WINDHAM, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney promised New Hampshire voters on the trail Monday that he and his family would not "embarrass" them if he were elected president.

"I am going to make sure when in the White House that we don't do anything to embarrass the American people," he told Granite State voters at a campaign stop at Windham Junction General Store in Windham, New Hampshire.

Romney was responding to a question about what he would do as president to strengthen and bolster the American family.

- CNN Political Assignment Editor Katy Byron

Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Christine, Burke, VA


    Having your five sons telling national viewers on 60 Minutes that they would never consider a sacrifice for their country at war is indeed an embarrassment.

    Go stick your head in the sand.

    December 4, 2007 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    ... he already has ... his 5 sons ride around in air-conditioned comfort that Mitt says is "public service" because they are working to get him elected.

    What an insult to those who have family serving and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    He's a "life-long hunter" who doesn't own a gun and the dog loved riding on top of the car for hours.

    Flip-flop -flip-flop –

    December 4, 2007 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  3. Lee, Mays Landing NJ

    He's a republican. The republican's have embarrassed us so badly in the last 6 years that we cannot continue with one any more.
    But it's than the embarrassment, it is the cost and the bills that we will have to pay for the remainder of our working lives. They've put us into such a hole.

    December 4, 2007 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  4. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    His curious cult religion is already an embarrassment to us.

    December 4, 2007 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  5. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    Too late Mitt!

    December 4, 2007 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  6. aaron Smithsburg, Maryland

    We've already had enough national embarrassment from a certain Texas republican governor for the last two terms of presidential office. Another one of them fake cowboys whose daddy bought him oil well. Never trust a politician from Massachusetts that doesn't drink heavily.

    December 4, 2007 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. Val Davydov, Agawam, MA

    I strongly believe that the Romney family as First Family will make America proud again!

    December 5, 2007 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  8. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    The very fact that Romney is a candidate for president is an embarassment for the American people. Huckabee too. Lets get rid of these religous fanatics from our government once and for all!

    December 5, 2007 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  9. Terry, El Paso, TX

    There is an army of PhD psychologists, marketing experts, statisticians, and food chemists working for the grocery, restaurant, and beverage industries. They have spent a lifetime doing research trying to figure out how to circumvent our "will power" (whatever that is) and appeal to the irrational parts of our minds. Their goal is to design advertising that will cause us to shove a watermelon's worth of grub into our grapefruit sized stomachs.

    So, on the one side we have you and me. We want to be slender and healthy, but we do love to eat good food. Our adversaries are a few hundred corporations all employing dozens of highly educated marketing experts dedicated to getting you and me and our children to eat more.

    Now, Fred – who I wouldn't hire to hold a horse, much less run the country – has given this absolutely no thought. Does he analyze the obesity epidemic, the declining health of our soft, pudgy children, etc.? No, he merely wants to keep Uncle Sam from helping us to be healthier. The right of those corporations to increase the bottom line outweighs the billions of pounds that Americans need to lose.

    With that kind of freedom, who needs oppression?

    December 5, 2007 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  10. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    As I already tried to post earlier (which CNN must somehow consider hate speech) ...

    too late Mitt!

    December 5, 2007 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  11. Mike, Milwaukee, WI

    Gov. Romney has ALREADY embarrased both the people of Mass. and the American people with his "say anything to get elected" philosophy! if the Governor would just say what he means, and mean what he says, he would be much less of an embarrasment!

    December 5, 2007 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  12. Rick, Chicago Illinois


    Thanks for posting that.

    December 8, 2007 12:39 am at 12:39 am |