Romney Asked To Draw Contrast Between Himself, George W. Bush During Debate
During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney was asked, by an undecided voter, to explain how he differs from fellow Republican and former President George W. Bush. Bush had different ideas for a different time, Romney said.
“What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush — and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?” Romney was asked by the voter who said she was wary a Romney presidency would resemble the Bush presidency.
After first going back to a rebut Obama’s earlier remarks about health care, Romney moved on to address the question. Noting they are different people, Romney said, “These are different times.”
He then offered some points. We can get energy in North America, not having to turn to Arabs or Venezuelans. Not true in Bush’s time, he said. He said he will crack on on China, which Bush didn’t do. He’ll balance the budget, and “President Bush didn’t.” And then there’s small business, an area in which Romney said he’s very focused.
“President Bush had a very different path for a very different time,” Romney said. “My path is designed in getting small businesses to grow and hire people.”
The question below, via Fox News:
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