VIDEO: Romney Won’t be Watching Obama's Convention Speech

Republican nominee crashes veterans press conference; accuses president of not fulfilling first set of political promises.

A press conference touting a full slate of political supporters who have either served in the military or are family members of veterans received an unexpected guest on Thursday – the candidate they were backing.

Republican nominee dropped by the in Concord to thank veterans for their support. The candidate shook hands, posed for pictures, and explained that while he didn’t talk about Afghanistan during his convention speech, he did address the American Legion convention during the , something he said  didn’t have time for.

Romney said Obama hadn’t kept his promises to veterans who have more expensive health care than before he took office. Romney said it would be “interesting” to listen to the president explain his “broken promises to forgotten people.

“The president needs to report tonight on his promises rather than try and reset a whole set of new promises he also won’t be able to keep,” Romney said.

When asked if he had been watching the Democratic convention, Romney said, “No, I haven’t watched so far.” When asked if he would be watching Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday night, Romney said, “Don’t plan on it.”

Romney then headed for his car but turned around and came back to the reporter who asked the question about the speech and said if Obama was going to report on the promises he had made, “I’d love to watch that … the American people deserve to know why he did not keep his promises.”

About 30 veterans and relatives of veterans have formed New Hampshire Veterans and Military Families for Mitt. The group was explaining reasons for their support, including stronger military, better veterans benefits, and an economic plan they believe will turn the country around. Other campaign events were scheduled with veterans around the state.

According to press reports, Romney has been dropping by short campaign events around New Hampshire. He was in West Lebanon earlier this week. He is putting together debate prep at his former lieutenant governor’s vacation home in Vermont.

rick barasso September 06, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Is slime bag one word or two? Because this Romney guy is really the very bottom of the barrel. For a guy with sooooooooooooooooooo much money (mostly offshore) he's not very bright and as far as class, he has absolutely none. I think he should go back to being a leader of his cult. He may be qualified for that job...
NoFooling US@ September 08, 2012 at 03:05 AM
I wish the first part of this was in the video where he walks away after saying snottily that he won't listen the turns back and spews all this mindless slop like it matters. So he admits that if it ain't what he wants to hear he won't listen! Real Presidential material this Moron is!
Tony Schinella September 08, 2012 at 10:08 PM
@NoFooling: I didn't know Mitt was even there at the time so I missed getting some of his comments. I got what I could. :-)


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