Romney on Omission of Troops from His Speech: ‘You Talk About the Things You Think are Important’


Mitt Romney was asked by FOX News anchor Bret Baier about his failure to mention or praise the troops in his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Answered Romney:

"When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important."

Romney adds that he did talk about his commitment to a strong military ("He plans to increase military spending by $2.1 trillion over the next ten year," Think Progress notes): "I didn't use the word troops. I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.