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

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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.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. WHAT A JERK!, WHAT A JERK!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Sep 7, 2012 2:38:53 PM


  2. Keep digging, Mitt.

    Posted by: Charles | Sep 7, 2012 2:39:31 PM


  3. He should just go back to Kolob. The man is a fool, a tool, a loose stool.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 7, 2012 2:40:41 PM


  4. Cold.

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Sep 7, 2012 2:40:47 PM


  5. Leave it to Towleroad to make a big deal out of something like this. Wasn't this the website that was saying that Romney was "finished" after the Bain nonsense, claiming that he wouldn't get the GOP nomination? Yet, look at Romney today: he's still around and kicking.

    Posted by: ? | Sep 7, 2012 2:41:41 PM


  6. He's only defence. Such a piece of sh!t

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 7, 2012 2:43:05 PM


  7. Obama gave a speech last week where the troops' reaction to him was so embarrassing that MSNBC cut away from it. 70 percent of the military polled want Romney. 70 percent. Once again the libs are hilarious thinking they're going to make inroads here after decades of making their bed they now have to lay in.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 7, 2012 2:43:31 PM


  8. Obama gave a speech last week where the troops' reaction to him was so embarrassing that MSNBC cut away from it. 70 percent of the military polled want Romney. 70 percent. Once again the libs are hilarious thinking they're going to make inroads here after decades of making their bed they now have to lay in.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 7, 2012 2:43:33 PM


  9. could u imagine IF at the DNC didn't mention the troops- and then Obama was interviewed and said that - "When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important."

    WOW - IT WOULD BE FOX'S HEADLINE NEWS FOR DAYS!!!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Sep 7, 2012 2:43:41 PM


  10. Ouch! Is he saying the troops aren't important? Yikes!

    Just becuase you say the word military and mentioning you will increase spending by 2.1 trillion is NOT THE SAME THING! Acknowledging the work and harm the troops face is one thing...saying you are going to increase sepending when really we know most of that money is going to your military contractor GOP pals anyways is something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT there Richie Rich!

    Posted by: DAN | Sep 7, 2012 2:44:16 PM


  11. Can you imagine the right-wing furor that would erupt if Obama had said that?

    Posted by: Wow | Sep 7, 2012 2:45:16 PM


  12. LOL! He truly is the gift that keeps on giving, the best argument the Democrats have.

    To paraphrase Ann Richards, "Poor Mitt! Born with a silver foot in his mouth."

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 7, 2012 2:45:19 PM


  13. Military = Soldier

    Corporation = Person

    Thanks for the lesson, Mittens.

    Posted by: Cinesnatch | Sep 7, 2012 2:45:50 PM


  14. How can you make millions of dollars and be so dumb? He's starting to "out dumb" Donald Trump.

    There are real Republicans like Richard Lugar and Olympia Snow, and maybe even Chris Christie-- who are just shaking their heads saying,"dumb".

    Markus, you make up sh.t.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 7, 2012 2:48:58 PM


  15. If he doesn't think it's important to mention our troops, then he's not fit to ask them to serve.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 7, 2012 2:49:45 PM


  16. 70 percent of military polled want Romney. Can we move on to the jobs numbers Obama knew about before his speech last night and that's why he looked like he was at a funeral?
    One job created for every four people dropping out of the workforce? A record 89 million unemployed Americans? Hmmmmmm?

    Posted by: MarkUs | Sep 7, 2012 2:58:06 PM


  17. ? and Markus: give it up already! If this garbage was coming out of Obama's mouth you guys, Faux News and Rush would all have a simultaneous colon explosion! We get it, you don't like Obama!

    Posted by: DAN | Sep 7, 2012 3:07:55 PM


  18. Where is this "poll" that is referred to in the claim, "70 percent of the military polled want Romney"? I would like some statistics to back up that claim.

    Posted by: Greg B | Sep 7, 2012 3:08:20 PM


  19. A poll according to whom? Who did this so-called poll? You?

    Posted by: DAN | Sep 7, 2012 3:09:22 PM


  20. MARKUS,

    Your comments are absurd...

    People need to lay off Obama and unemployment. Bush got it that high. You can look at public record information and see that unemployment rose from around 4% in Jan 2001 when Bush took office to the 7.8% it was at when he left and Obama took over. Obama's been slowly but surely recovering those jobs lost, and yes, unemployment is up to around 8.3%ish, but really? You're going to SLAM Obama for a .5%ish raise in unemployment over 4 years (most of which was at the beginning, when Bush policies were still showing effects) and ignore Bush's 4% up in unemployment?

    Typical tea partier, ignoring facts and then claiming liberals (of which I am NOT one, before you try to slam me) are biased and deluded.

    Get a life and stop trolling liberal/democrat websites if you don't like what they have to say, moron!

    Posted by: STEVEN | Sep 7, 2012 3:09:42 PM


  21. Sputtering gasps for breath.

    Posted by: Mikey | Sep 7, 2012 3:11:41 PM


  22. As we know from previous Republican governments, pouring billions or trillions of dollars into the military does not mean it gets to the troops. Anyone remember when the news used to report real news and they told us our troops were denied bulletproof uniforms and vehicles ?

    Pouring money into the military is the method by which the Republicans take taxpayer's money and give it to the companies in the arms industry who just happen to be HUGE financial contributors to the Republican party and are also owned by those Republicans and their friends and families.
    Basically it's a legal way of stealing taxpayer's money and putting it in their own pockets.

    Romney didn't mention the troops because he doesn't give a s#it about them - he just cares about the money he can make from pretending to fund our military. Now he isn't going to show us his tax returns so we have no way of knowing how much money these previous deals have personally made for Mr Romney.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Sep 7, 2012 3:12:05 PM


  23. just when u think no one could be more stupid... this thick skulled dimwit shows up.

    Posted by: D. W. Skinner | Sep 7, 2012 3:26:15 PM


  24. Why is it that every time Romney goes on Fox he get's lighted up like Rupaul on the first season of Drag Race?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Sep 7, 2012 3:30:09 PM


  25. Why should Mitt care about the soldiers. If he is elected, he will only send other parents' sons to war and not his own.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 7, 2012 3:54:45 PM


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