Continuing his listening crusade, Mitt Romney is dropping by businesses in New Hampshire today. He is focused on hearing owners’ concerns for survival and growth during Obama’s misery index milieu.
Reporters caught up with him; The Gov was asked to elaborate on the killing of Osama bin Laden:
“We will all remember where we were when Osama bin Laden was finally killed,” says Romney.
“This is a man who deserved to be brought to justice,” says Romney. “The bad guy took one in the eye.”
Romney also mentioned four ‘themes’ he is hearing from business owners:
1. Regulatory burdens too excessive
2. Capital difficult to access
3. Immigration laws/policies
4. Lack of appreciation for importance of PROFIT as opposed to source of TAX opportunity
UPDATE: The Seattle Times
Before starting a round-table discussion with New Hampshire business owners Tuesday, Romney thanked Obama, U.S. military forces and the intelligence community for finding and killing the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The former Massachusetts governor related that victory to the business owners, saying helping small businesses succeed boosts the economy and means more money to pay for the nation’s defense.
At the end of the interview, a reporter asked Romney about the demise of Bin Laden and if it helps Obama’s foreign policy cache. Romney replied,”I don’t know whether it helps or hurts the President politically – but, I really don’t care. The right thing is we got the bad guy and the nation celebrates that. We’re all Americans; this is not a Republican or Democrat thing. This is an American thing.”
► Jayde Wyatt