Mitt: Obama Is 'Demonizing' Success

But he's not a monster, Romney tells voters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 2:30 AM CDT
Mitt: Obama's 'Demonizing' Success
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Mitt Romney went on the offensive yesterday, accusing President Obama of starting a class war and "demonizing" success. Romney, addressing remarks Obama made last week about the role government plays in helping create businesses, said the comments show how "out of touch he is with the character of America," reports the Washington Post. "This idea of criticizing and attacking success, of demonizing those in all walks of life who have been successful, is something that is so foreign to us that we can’t understand," he told a rally in Ohio.

But when one audience member called Obama a monster, Romney quickly interrupted him, saying, "That's not the term I would use," ABC notes. Romney did not address the personal finance questions that have dogged his campaign recently, though his refusal to make more tax returns public is beginning to worry Republicans. "They've either got to decide to blow through it and talk about other things, or if they are going to release them, do them all at once, let people see them and move on," a Republican strategist tells Reuters. "They've got a to make a decision, and I'm sure they're weighing all the pros and cons." (More Mitt Romney stories.)

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