Romney accuses Obama of playing politics with policy

Mitt Romney called two of the president’s measures politically motivated in an interview that aired Sunday morning saying the timing of both the president’s immigration measure Friday as well as the possibility of a second economic stimulus are being done now as last minutes moves... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Jun 17, 2012 - 8:06 AM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Jun 17, 2012 - 5:27 PM PDT
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by Marsha Iverson - Jun. 17, 2012

The writers do a creditable job presenting quotes from Romney during his interview aired on Face the Nation. They also do a fair job presenting some context on the President's support for the DREAM act. I welcome their observations that candidate Romney's responses often failed to answer the questions asked--a refreshing approach in an article that presents one candidate's campaign statements in detail, decrying the other candidate's actions as "political.' However, I fault the overall tone--set by the headline--for presenting Romney's position as fact-based, rather than as a pure political campaign script.

This is--surprise, surprise--a political campaign. When one candidate accuses the other of "playing politics," it is politics: campaign statements, not 'news.' And none of the quotes by Romney said what he would do if elected, in any substantive way. It is easy to attack the incumbent, and criticize the current conditions. Presenting a real solution is a far different matter. How will Romney do THAT? Can we have substance in this campaign, or are the super-PACS simply buying our ... More »

The former Massachusetts governor answered he would “do whatever I think is right to get America right. But for me this is not about politics.” ... More »

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