The Laura Ingraham Show - Mitt Romney: I expect Newt to win a few states





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Published on Jan 20, 2012

@0:27 Ingraham: Did you know that your father released had released all those tax returns back in 1967?
Romney: Oh yes, and we talked about that before hand and what he did in 1967 is very different than what is going to happen today...The idea that I am supposed to follow exactly what my dad did is not something I find terribly compelling, we disagreed in the past.

@1:21 Ingraham: Is there anything in the tax returns that you think play into this stereotype that we have been blasting away at on The Laura Ingraham Show, the class warfare, that you're the guy with the tuxedo and the top hat, the 15% and all that. Is there anything else in there that you should be concerned about?
Romney: What is funny to me is that we have these financial disclosure forms which describe all of the investments that have been made, by the way by a blind trust. My investments have been managed by a trustee in a blind trust for the last ten years, but all of that, all that the blind trustee put out there, all the investments that he has made on my behalf is all available. So if you want to calculate what income you think I might have well you can just look at the various assets, and look at what the dividends have been, and the interest and the capital gains. You can figure it out. I think what they want to show is that I'm wealthy and let me tell you, I am wealthy.

@5:33 Ingraham: How do you answer the president's argument that the economy is getting better in a general election campaign when you yourself are saying that it is getting better?
Romney: Well of course it is getting better. The economy always gets better after a recession. There is always a recovery. There has never been a time, anywhere in the world, where an economy has never recovered. The question is has it recovered by virtue of something the president has done or has he delayed the recovery and made it more painful. And the latter of course is the truth.

@6:38 Ingraham: Isn't it a hard argument to make if you are saying he inherited this recession and he took a bunch of steps to try to turn the economy around, now we are seeing some more jobs, but vote against him anyways? Isn't that a hard argument to make? Is that a stark enough contrast?
Romney: Have you got a better one Laura? It just happens to be the truth.

@7:55 Ingraham: How do you stop Newt with his appeal in the south moving into the other primary states? How will you as a Massachusetts guy compete with him?
Romney: I will get the chance to post up against Newt not just in the South but of course the Midwest and the West and all over the country. I expect that Newt will win some primaries and contests and I expect I will as well and my job is to make sure I get the most delegates by the time we're finished.

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