January 24th, 2008
09:50 PM ET
12 years ago

Romney: Not embracing the Bush record

Mitt Romney tried to distance himself from the Bush administration's economic record.

Mitt Romney tried to distance himself from the Bush administration's economic record.

 (CNN) - He may be the leader of the Republican Party, but President Bush’s name has seldom been uttered during a recent GOP presidential debate.

When asked Thursday if he’d run on the Bush record, Mitt Romney demurred, saying he’d instead run against Washington because the government is "fundamentally broken."

"When Republicans act like Democrats, America loses," he said.

- CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand

Filed under: GOP debate
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. charlotte

    Nobody and I mean NOOObody in their right mind would embrace the Bush record. Romney is a lot like him though, he doesn't care about the voters, like Bush doesn't care about what the public wants. Me boss you not mentality.

    January 25, 2008 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    I'm a democrat but Mitt Romney is the smartest candidate of all parties.

    January 25, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  3. Duncan, Richmond, VA

    Romney sounds like a typical politician trying to get elected by saying anything to fool the ignorant voters of this country. He is no different than Bush and it unlikely to change anything. The fact that he agrees with the Bush stimulas plan speaks volumes.

    January 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. Hawk,Texas

    The trouble was and is that the republicans are not acting like democrats. they are acting like republicans. under the democrats we had posperity. gas was cheap, not to mention milk and other commiities. under the republicans we have has war and prices out of control. and tax cuts for the richest people in the country. way to go Mitt.

    January 25, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. CJ, Richmond, VA

    Geez, CNN, yet another comment taken out of context! If you watch the debate, his answer about running against Washington came several sentances LATER! His main point - the ONE HE ACTUALLY RESPONDED with was that he'd run on his OWN RECORD. His point about Washington was a secondary point. Where is your journalistic integrity, CNN?????

    January 25, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  6. veronica lynne

    Mitt is a phony.
    He'll say anything to get elected.
    That's always been his MO, why stop now?

    January 25, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Mark, Wilkes Barre PA

    Boyd SC,,,,, great stuff,,, and this could be the answers to ALL OUR PROBLEMS ,,, ALL the dems have to say to the world is its all BUSH"S FAULT,,, and all will be forgiven Right ? Sounds like the NEW dem/lib sratedgy to me !

    January 25, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
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