President refusing to apologize for attacks on Gov. Romney
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu reacts
- Duration 7:23
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu reacts
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Fox News alert now the president has begun speaking at a campaign event in Cincinnati Ohio.
We are told that he's planning to -- his attacks and governor Romney's business record the remarks are streaming live if you care to watch them at foxnews.com.
There is in the meantime new fallout on some increasingly personal attacks made by a member of the president's reelection team against governor Romney.
The president refuse it personally refusing on camera this weekend.
For those attacks and repeated attacks and governor Romney's tenure Bain Capital and insisting that remarks suggesting that the former governor Mitt Romney may have committed a felony.
Our quote entirely appropriate.
A claim backed up by one of the -- president's.
Managers and a senior advisor take a listen.
Let me get -- he's not gonna get an apology you know it's interesting just a few months ago and the Republican primary.
Mitt Romney said to his opponents who he was crushing at the time -- Stop whining.
And I think that's a good message.
For the Romney campaign.
Instead of whining about what the Obama campaign is saying -- you just put the facts out there and let people decide rather than trying to hide them.
John Sununu is a top Romney surrogate and the former governor of New Hampshire.
He also served as White House chief of staff under president George H.
John welcome back it's good to see you it's good to be here thank you very much sorry here's Stephanie Cutter there who was the one who first throughout the term.
-- That he may have committed a felony governor -- depending on whether he was actually in control of Bain Capital for this extra three years or he was -- And SEC filing said one thing pop up pop up watching through the -- out first.
And it governor Ronnie demanded an apology she says -- -- whining let's say you.
But you know governor Romney would rather be talking about his budget plan which is similar to this and some balls or.
How to deal with the Medicare Social Security need it with the package he put out.
Similar to Paul Ryan's or perhaps even talk a little bit about the need to cut America's top corporate the top corporate rate in America.
Tax rate is now the highest in the world and so that should be cut to attract investment and create jobs that's what the governor would rather be talking about.
But but folks keep bringing up distractions like this so I will address it.
I as I've said before.
It's amazing to me that this president would introduce the words -- into the discourse.
This is a president who -- -- in Chicago.
In the murky soup of politics slash balance.
Us a region where the politicians quite often end up as felons in jail they have two governors in jail right now.
This is the president that cut a very Smart key real estate deal with Tony rest go who is now in prison.
For trying to do extort some money on a political basis.
Why would the president want to give people an opportunity to raise his his wallowing with felons in the past.
By raising that question I have no idea I think it's a silly move on his part and I think it's gonna come back and bite him.
Governor Romney has come out this week -- more on the offense against President Obama.
And trying to get the message back focused on his opponent.
You know we had a segment about half an hour gods talking about how turned off the American people are by this John you know just.
And that's why -- that he got rather than we'd rather talk about the other unemployed are unemployed so what so what position on the end because you know governor -- it's not like he's you know.
Ward Cleaver with completely clean hands they -- do it.
They both -- I get emails from my viewers.
Yes the tests and all credit back all due respect and and I appreciate you trying to be fair and balanced.
But but it has been done by governor Romney in response.
To the attacks that have been made by the Obama administration.
We could be talking today about the 24 million unemployed and underemployed they're the ones that have problems.
When I go to the supermarket and talk to folks and they want to talk to me about.
Governor Romney what they talked to me about the most is the fact that this is a guy that can solve the problem that their son -- there.
Daughter who who just graduated from college can't find a job one they want to talk about the fact that they need a president that can solve problems.
I'm very happy to talk and discuss the details of either the budget package that governor Romney has put forward -- by the way.
And by the way governor President Obama in almost four years now has failed to present a single budget that could be passed.
He presented budgets that -- -- jokes.
That he got a 414.
To nothing vote in the house 98 to nothing in the senate.
Absolutely made no effort to meet his legal responsibility.
To get a budget fourth and when they don't have a budget -- can't have an economy that functions well.
How is how how should governor Romney have responded -- even some Republicans are coming out today -- saying.
You're to a demanded an apology in the face of well he may have committed a felony.
You know that was not necessarily the way to do it mean if if I -- -- is guilty of Chicago politics should Mitt Romney take a lesson.
Yeah he doesn't have to bring it up it's guys like me who are little bit irrational that can bring it up.
And I have an -- and if President Obama thinks he's an escape.
The reality of him giving contracts to bond -- to contracts to cronies contracts to people who are represented.
By former White House staffers.
The money that they gave to Solyndra you didn't like to talk about Solyndra but it's a fact.
The Solyndra money was given to put too because there were bundle is involved in the investment.
22 to the finish.
Car collision pleasant if these are -- realities if all that is true okay but yeah outlets all that is true -- -- got these economic figures that are so bad -- Why why is this race so close.
It it's so close because President Obama is an incumbent.
Should be way ahead at this point.
And it's close now the amazing thing is it's still close with President Obama having spent fifteen million dollars.
In the battleground states trying to smear governor Romney over the last few weeks and the governor's campaign has held fire.
They frankly have shown in my opinion great discipline.
And they are preparing themselves for the for the time -- -- period from just before the Republican Convention.
To Election Day and I think that's when you're going to see real engagement.
The governor has been out there constantly talking about issues.
But but unfortunately.
With the strategy of distractions.
Which the president likes to employ.
There will be operative are not opportunities responsibilities.
For having to respond to them or else the press will say we're ignoring.
Johnson in ought to tell -- tell you and our viewers it would invite Stephanie Cutter the woman -- sound bite we played their moments ago under the program she didn't wanna come out with you.
Now she just declined fifty.
-- I don't got.
It's okay maybe the president would like to come on and I'll really going to some details on his wallowing with felons and Elena.
I'm sure loved to have a debate with you on that so thank you that's enter -- offer.
Yeah thank you governor thank you -- --