REUTERS — In an appearance today on The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he had “never been governor of Massachusetts” and called on the Obama campaign to “stop the character assassination.”
Romney told Blitzer he “worked as a free-lance job creator” from 2003 to 2007 and is not responsible for anything that happened in Massachusetts during that time. He also said he “has no idea” why the Massachusetts health care system is now referred to as “Romneycare.”
“Look, Wolf, I wasn’t there,” said Romney. “That’s the bottom line. I was out in the private sector creating jobs. The president can’t defend his record, so he’s smearing me with lies. It’s sad.”
Romney wants to “set the record straight” in the presidential debates.
“Barack Obama is a community organizer with no business experience,” he said. “I’m a job creator who knows how to create jobs. My little pinky can create more jobs in one day by accident than Obama’s whole body can create in a million years on purpose. The choice is stark, Wolf, and I trust the American people to make the right decision in November.”
Blitzer asked no follow-up questions.