While Mitt and Ann Romney were enjoying time with family over Memorial Day weekend at their home in New Hampshire, they had a few extra guests. Jamie Gangle, national news correspondent from TODAY and her crew dropped by to ask Mitt a few questions about his upcoming presidential bid…
As Mitt Romney prepares to officially roll out his presidential campaign later this week, he’s giving President Barack Obama an ‘F’ for the last two years.
“It’s failed,” the former Massachusetts governor said of the Obama presidency in an interview taped over the weekend at his New Hampshire home that aired Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today.”
“He’s been one of the most ineffective presidents at the job at hand that I’ve ever seen,” Romney said. “The number one issue he faced walking in the door was an economy in fast decline. He didn’t cause it, but he made things worse.”
Romney, who is set to formally launch his campaign on Thursday, said he’s running because “I believe I can get our economy going again.”
“If I become president, I will repeal Obamacare,” he said, repeating a promise he’s made central to his campaign. “My bill was 70 pages. His bill is 2,700 pages. In those extra 2,630 pages, he’s doing a lot of stuff that is just devastating to the health care system in this country. He’s wrong.”
Romney and his wife Ann also pushed back against the perception that he’s too buttoned-up. He uses an iPad to listen to country music and the Beatles, he said, and has read the “Twilight” books.
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Romney’s interview with Gangel – You’ll see Ann and a glimpse of their son Tagg, his wife Jennifer, and their children:
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