Campaign: Obama Won't Apologize

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says Mitt Romney won't get the apology he's demanding. And deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter says the Republican presidential candidate should "stop whining."
Romney called for an apology after Cutter suggested last week that Romney might be guilty of a felony if he misrepresented his position at Bain Capital to the Securities and Exchange Commission. And today, his senior campaign adviser, Kevin Madden, repeated that demand when he appeared with Cutter on the CBS program "Face the Nation."
Cutter says "he's not going to get an apology."
The Obama campaign is questioning whether Romney was at the helm of the private equity firm he founded longer than he has said, during a period when it sent jobs overseas. Romney says he had no active role in Bain once he became head of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in early 1999.
On CNN's "State of the Union," Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said allegations that Romney actually ran the company longer than that are "a lie."
And he said Romney did five interviews with cable and network news shows Friday so people would know "he's not a felon."
Gillespie accused the Obama campaign of saying or doing "anything to keep the highest office in the land, even if it means demeaning the highest office in the land."

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  • by Fact_Check Location: Michigan on Jul 18, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    How does the public know for certain that Romney didn't have influence over the decisions that his former business, Bain Capital, made since his departure? Perhaps that is the reason that he has not released all his tax returns to the public---they might show he had an active role in the decisions that the firm made.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    It's politics, if Romney doesn't like the game then he can just take his ball and go home. Obama told a truth, maybe colored it a bit, but if you don't like the game don't play.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    Obumbles had no problem apologizing for America, but when he behaves poorly it is just not possible. NO MORE OBUMBLES.
  • by Angie Location: Lansing on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:38 AM
    Did Romney apologize to the Bain employees or anyone else he has put out of a job? Why won't he release his tax records? Dishonest? Pot, meet Kettle.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:10 AM
    Did Obama personnaly supply the gun in the boarder guard murder? Should Obama release the Fast & Furious documents to show what he did and when he did it???
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      by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to
      We will never know exactly what Obama's part in this joke was. However those responsible should get hammered for their part.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 07:01 AM
    There is no reason for him to apologize to romney, romney is a joke and just needs to go away. If anyone votes for that idiot then there are just as bad as him. He only wants one thing and that is tax breaks for the rich and to make everyone else pay all the taxes that he and his rich buddies don't pay.
  • by Mike Location: Mobile on Jul 16, 2012 at 04:03 AM
    And why would he apologize? If he was to say "I'm Sorry" for everything he has done or hasn't done during his administration, the public address would take another year.
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