August 4th, 2008
10:10 AM ET
15 years ago

Romney calls Obama 'dishonest'


Watch Mitt Romney's interview from American Morning

(CNN)–Mitt Romney, John McCain's former primary season rival, defended the presumptive Republican nominee's controversial Web ad that suggested Barack Obama viewed himself as the Messiah - and said Monday the Illinois senator's new ad was deliberately deceptive.

“Well, that's really sad. I didn't – I didn't know that Barack Obama had stooped to dishonesty,” Romney told CNN American Morning's Kiran Chetry. “John McCain's is humorous and it hits the nail on the head. Barack Obama's like an Internet date….”

Watch to find out what Romney meant, and how he's feeling about his VP chances.

soundoff (210 Responses)
  1. dormar

    Romney you cant even run a campaine go away

    August 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  2. weneedachange

    McPain acts like one of those spoil airheaded cheerleader who thought she was the greatest until a new person who is smarter and better looking comes to town. Cheerleader McPain can't handle the fact that everyone likes and believes that the new CheerLEADER can make a difference. So, cheerleader McPain starts sabotaging and spreding lies about the new CheerLeader to make this new CheerLeader look bad. But, cheerleader McPain's plans backfires and he is the one lookng like a fool and the new cheerLeader WINS at the end. What is sad is now he has his losing friends trying to help and they end up looking stupid too. The only thing McPain's negative ads are doing is showing the world just what kind of idiot he really is. What are is plans? He won't state his plans because they are to much like President Bush Monkey's. OBAMA 08

    August 4, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  3. Jordan - San Marcos TX

    Romney is like that rich guy at a party that everyone hates but you can't make him leave because he paid for the drinks.

    I want McCain to pick him just to watch him lose again.

    August 4, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Evelyn Jewell

    Well, I have voted Democrat my entire seventy-eight years, but I can't bring myself to vote for Obama. I'm not a racist either.

    If anyone, states, " they'll not vote for Obama , they're called a racist ".

    My problem, is I don't think, Obama has enough experience & his judgment isn't too great either.

    Our best Democrat for the next President, was Hillary Clinton, but the media, knocked her out of the nomination.

    So if Hillary isn't Obama's V/P, goodbye to my vote for Obama.

    Read about Tom Brokaw, being called a racist, because, he didn't have a black, on the list to be the next moderator of the TV program,
    " Meet The Press ". You see, what this racist deal has come to, what that comment.

    August 4, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Dan , TX

    Romney is dishonest, the perfect running mate for McCain.

    Obama's plan cuts taxes more than McCain's plan. Obama will have a lower budget deficit than McCain. Look at the FACTS.

    August 4, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. Esther

    CNN stop it! This is outrageous and shameless! When McSame finally agrees and 'shifts' on the Iraq timetable, you call it convergence!!! When Obama strategizes, you call it 'shift'! How many 'shift stories' about Obama are in your headlines?

    August 4, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. one nation under god!!!!

    Wow talk about stating the obvious.Is there such a thing as a honest liberal if there is they sure arnt involved with politics.Thanks Mitt

    August 4, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. jimmy velman

    McCain's hilarious take on Barack Obama's 'Tire Gauge energy Plan' is really telling. The only thing missing is another McCain Ad depicting Pelosi with a Bicycle Pump with her name on it . Pelosi has been doing nothing in Congress but had been too busy promoting Obama. Now we think McCain should include Pelosi in another ad
    with her name on a Bicycle Pump . The two got together.
    McCain's sense of humor is hilarious indeed. with an ad like that.

    August 4, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  9. Southern view

    I think the figure was 1.1 million of oil money greasing McCain's pocket. Where is the dishonesty? I understood that the Obama campaign took money also from that slippery source, but much less. Sorry, Romney.

    August 4, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  10. Ella K in TX

    Romney you have your own skeltons please how dare you call anyone dishonest!
    Check your buddies record fact check does wonders. He, McCain continues to tell American people wrong misleading info' 1 perfect example is the amount of Americans that will be taxed or affected.
    It is not 32,000 it is 250,000 and only 5% will be taxed on Obama' plan.
    Stop with the lies!

    August 4, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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