Monday, August 8, 2011

Romney defends debt-limit silence

The Hill's Mike O'Brien reports (emphasis added).

Mitt Romney (R) pushed back Monday at critics of his relative silence during the debt-ceiling fight in Congress, saying his position was "clear" all along.

Romney said he felt no need to weigh in on day-to-day negotiations and the different proposals to authorize more U.S. borrowing because he had signed the "cut, cap and balance" pledge backed by a number of conservatives and other presidential contenders.

"I think it was June 30, I came out and signed the 'cut, cap and balance' proposal," Romney said during remarks before the New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

"I don't think you can be any clearer than that."

True, on "Cut, cap, and balance" he was clear. On Boehner's compromises, he was mum until the battle was over.