2012 Presidential Elections: President Obama and Republican Nominee Mitt Romney Agree?
Jul 25, 2012 03:56 PM EDT
In an interview with CNBC's The Kudlow Report, the presumed republican nominee for president in the 2012 elections said that the future president cannot be blamed for the fiscal problems he inherits from the previous tax-cuts from the Bush administration. He tells the interviewer, "We ought to give, whichever president is going to be elected, at least six months or a year to get those policies in place," on the show.
Well, hasn't he stated the obvious? Apparently his candid comments were not all that innocuous. His comments implied that the current president, Barrack Obama, should therefore by the same standard be vindicated (in part) for the financial turmoil of today. The Obama campaign immediately picked up on Romney's implication and Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith commented on Romney's words to the Atlantic Wire saying "we agree."
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The two candidates have been busy campaigning for the upcoming November elections. The two have engaged in a series of political attacks against the other. While Romney and his team are playing the economy as their strongest attack against the current president, the Obama campaign et al are raising questions about Romney's finances during his time at a private equity firm.
The race is expected to be a close one, polls are constantly fluctuating, but numbers tend to be pretty close. In a recent poll by NBCnews.com, on issue of economy, 43 percent of registered voters thought Romney would do a better job, while 37 percent favor our current president. A poll by CNN News shows that 66 percent of Latino voters prefer Obama, while only 26 percent favor Romney. Different polls with different criteria are all making up for a tough call this election.