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But right now from brand new reaction this morning from governor Mitt Romney as he wraps up his whirlwind three nation overseas tour today.
And Republican presidential candidate making a final stop in Poland that is where he stressed.
The friendship between Washington and Warsaw listen.
For your willingness to fight with a to stand.
And to be our friends and times of crisis that.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is live in the polish capital that is where he had a chance to sit down with the presidential candidate.
Earlier this morning -- Karl.
Yeah and it clarified viewpoints -- he had set.
Well there's been this report that he offended Palestinians yes the day before yesterday injury to -- yesterday.
In Jerusalem before coming here to pull -- at a fund raiser was Jewish American voters because he noted.
A book that referenced.
Of the assertion that culture can determine outcomes and mr.
Romney has described on the campaign -- and in his own book frankly.
That there's a number of places around the world where countries adjacent to one another can -- very different economies because of their very different cultures and for that.
I'll reference to the Israelis and Palestinians -- the Palestinians to get very angry and accuse him of racism and ignorance I asked him to address it.
And here's what he had to say.
I'm not speaking about it did not speak about the Palestinian.
Culture or the decisions made in their economy that's an interesting topic that perhaps could deserve scholarly analysis but -- actually didn't address that.
Certainly don't intend to address that during my campaign.
Instead I will point out that the choices say society makes.
Have a profound impact on the economy and the vitality of that society.
Romney is using Poland on this last leg of his foreign trip.
To highlight exactly that point this a country.
That has stayed out of the eurozone and has a flourishing economy as opposed to what -- refers to back in the states as a European socialist big government model.
That's an implicit criticism of what he says is the president's president Obama's economic policies and a reference to his -- contrast to.
On to to free up -- remove regulation lower taxes and allow the entrepreneurial spirit to grow in the United States other.
So across -- criticism.
Governor Romney has faced some criticism of his own during this trip what was his response.
Yes he's been accused of gaffes in London as well as in Israel for the Olympics and for -- his remarks.
About Israel and Palestine and the Palestinians.
And the idea that culture can determine outcomes I asked him specifically about it today and implicit in his answer you'll hear him again criticizing the Obama administration.
And the media in his words you'll hear them in a moment.
For trying to distract from the real issues of this election campaign watch.
And I realize that that there will be some.
In the in the fourth estate or whichever state.
Who are far more interested in in finding something to write about that is -- related to the economy.
To the threat of of war.
To the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today.
To a nuclear -- of Iran they'll they'll instead trying to find it try and find anything else to divert from the fact that.
These last -- four years have been tough years for our country.
I asked Romney if as a conservative he felt that the media would ever be able to give them a fair shake.
And he said he's getting about what he expected other.
All right thank you very much Carl Cameron reporting live for us we appreciate it.
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