September 24th, 2012
11:31 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama, Romney continue argument started on '60 Minutes'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney traded shots in high-profile interviews with Romney saying Obama hasn't supported Israel strongly enough and Obama asking if Romney was trying to start a war in the region.

Romney said in a "60 Minutes" interview on CBS that aired on Sunday that Obama was making a "mistake" by not meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.


Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Credibility

    Seriously? President Obama specifically stated accepting responsibility, as well as passed healthcare with more personal responsibility for all Americans.

    By contrast, Romney flip-flopped again and thinks people should still use emergency rooms, which is the most expensive care that puts cost burdens on others with insurance (i.e. status quo). No thanks.

    September 24, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. MaryM

    I listened to Romney on 60 minutes . Mitt still has No specifics. How can you support Romney if you don't know what he has planed ? Romney knows if he tells Americans what he really has in mind he would not get any support from independents and lots republicans in red states

    September 24, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Try this: REMOVE Obama from EVERY sentence or topic Willard speaks of and see what you're left with. The answer is absolutely NOTHING.

    Watching that w. trash, Pat Buchanon scream and rant on MTP Sunday affirmed that. When asked what his policies ARE she had no answer out of her ignorant mouth, except "Barack Obama this" and "Barak Obama that". These are not an answers or solutions for the problems facing the American people. In no way, are these people prepared to run this country and no amount of yelling and screaming is going to change that. It is also becoming more and more apparent Willard is part of what he claims 47% of us are and that his only survial DEPENDS on Obama's failure nothing more.

    September 24, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  4. ghostriter

    The president should have met with who? Why is Romney so willing to bend over backwards for this guy? Obama is the leader of the free world. Why should he drop everything to meet with Ben? That has to be the worse complaint I have heard about Obama today. Though the day is not over yet.

    September 24, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. Peace

    Folks, we should not be fooled by Romney. Here is the man who donated 4 million (according to his 2011 Tax Returns), now he is fighting for the job which will pay him only 400K? OR just because he wants to help only half of the population? It doesn't add up.

    September 24, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. Piggy-Back...campaign....

    I'm not just a Candidate...I'm the President"...this is what Pres Obama said on Sept 6/2012 on the D-Convention Podium..
    Now we know what Obama meant..he seems to be in the process to outsourcing his re-election campaign to Bill Clinton..
    Bill Clinton the super-campaigner...stumping on the campaign-trail...appearing on talk-shows....BILL is all fired-up "Relishing and lovin' it"...It also appears that Pres Obama would like to be "Riding-Piggy-Back" on Pres Clinton's we see and hear Bill Clinton in Campaign-ads and on camaign=stumps saying; "Blah, Blah...that's what heppened when I was President"...True,true it happened then...because Pres Clinton was a great Negotiator and an One-on-One People-Connector
    "Not so Obama"...! On Nov6/2012 American Voters will remmenber at the polls (the real polls) that Pres Obama "the Candidate" is running for re-election and not Pres Clinton's Record......................!

    September 24, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. Indy

    The first thing Romney does every morning is look at what President Obama said and takes soundbites out and wraps it up in lies and spews it to the media and pretends that is leadership. Obama was very clear that he reacts to foreign policy situations by doing what is best for all Americans, and does not listen to the political noise in the background which is true leadership.Everytime Mitts has a chance to prove his leadership by example he fails and fails 100% of the time

    September 24, 2012 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    I listened to Romney on 60 minutes . Mitt still has No specifics. How can you support Romney if you don't know what he has planed ?
    He answered your question during the interview you said you were watching. It was the correct answer. The specific cuts will be appropriately developed by a combination of the Administration and congress. Think about it. That is absolutely the correct answer. He is defining a strategy in the campaign and the detailed negotiations do not happen during the campaign.

    September 24, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  9. James Sheldon

    I voted for obama previously but have since wised up. He is ruining this country.... VOTE ROMNEY!!!!

    September 24, 2012 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Indy

    Four said:No tricks. No smoke and no mirrors. Just a guy stepping up to serve his nation because he knows he can do the best job. Romney/ Ryan 2012.

    No tricks ? No smoke and mirrors ? Where have you been for the past month ? The only thing Romney has offered is tricks with smoke and mirrors.The entire 47 % conversation was covered up the next day by Romney with tricks,smoke,mirrors and lies

    September 24, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Obama had much rather appear on the silliness shows with fawning, adoring worshipers than meet with the prime minister of one of our strongest allies and discuss a desperate world situation? Well, sure it's election time and that is the only that has ever been important to him.

    September 24, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. Ancient Texan

    Peace- Just so you'll know, Romney will not accept the $400,000 salary when elected. He has stated that from the start.

    September 24, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. 1twinsfan

    Romney is BFFs with Netanyahu from their good old days of working together. Romney does want to get us into another war so why not with Iran, BB's nemisis.

    And what I can't get over is in this interview, Romney said the uninsured should consider going to the ER for treatment! Go to the ER for treatment.

    September 24, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Sasha

    Reading some of these comments makes me wonder how many of you have ever been out of the country or traveled abroad.
    Lest we forget 9/11 , we should realize that terrorism can come to your door step without warning anywhere and anytime.
    A weak President will show the rest of the world a weak America.
    In a perfect world we all would like to live in peace and mind our own business , sadly it isn't so.
    You have to show strength and leadership to survive in today's world.
    So yes , it was a big mistake not to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister and also not have stronger alliances with foreign countries , which Obama has clearly not done.
    Obama has been negligent in his duties as the leader of the free western world and hasn't done that great at home.
    Why would he deserve a second term..???

    September 24, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. Credibility

    400,000 is a drop in the bucket when Romeny want to give another $5,000,000,000,000 tax cut predominantly to the wealthy without stating any specifics how he would pay for it.

    September 24, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    400,000 is a drop in the bucket when Romeny want to give another $5,000,000,000,000 tax cut predominantly to the wealthy without stating any specifics how he would pay for it.
    First of all, every working American gets a 20% tax cut from Mitt Romney. Every. Working. American. What part of that confuses you?

    Second, he already said that removing tax deductions...primarily from the higher income earners... will be used to offset the tax rate cuts. Very straightforward. How did you miss that?!? ( liberal blinders on, huh? )

    September 24, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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