Romney on Why He Didn’t Mention Troops or Afghanistan: “You Talk About Things You Think Are Important”
Mitt Romney did not even mention the war in Afghanistan in his RNC speech, and people noticed — even Fox News anchors like Brett Baier, amazingly.
Today on Fox, Baier asked Mitt Romney why he didn’t praise the troops or say anything about Afghanistan, and Romney’s response is yet another measure of how incredibly tone deaf the man is: “When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important.”
Yes, really. That’s what he said, and it’s not out of context — it’s what he meant to say.
BAIER: To hear several speakers in Charlotte … they were essentially saying that you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech. … Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech.
ROMNEY: I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out. When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important and I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. And I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.