Explaining why Romney won’t repudiate Trump, GOP 12 writes: “According to Byron York, the Romney campaign thinks that repudiating Donald Trump would just be the first of many repudiations that the media would demand of Mitt. ‘Team Romney views it as a silly and one-sided game designed to distract voters from the central issue of the race, which they remain convinced will be President Obama's handling of the economy.’More: “Then there's the notion that Romney suffers from a double-standard. For example, the media isn't calling on Obama to repudiate one of his supporters, Bill Maher (btw, the situations aren't analogous. Obama hasn't raised money, standing next to Maher, and I think that'd be a pretty big story if he did). Third, the Romney campaign apparently thinks it's a loser thing to do. McCain was unfailingly gracious in 2008 and look where that got him.”
The LA Times: “Romney has roughed up Obama with a hawkish tone — at times bordering on belligerent. Yet for all his criticisms of the president, it has been difficult to tell exactly what Romney would do differently.”
The New York Times writes that GOP foreign-policy voices have been slow to back Romney. That said, Condi Rice endorsed him yesterday.
“Ann Romney said this week that she ‘completely’ agrees with her husband, the GOP presidential nominee, about 90 percent of the time,” The Hill writes. “‘I completely support 90 percent of where Mitt is,’ Ann Romney told Fox News in an interview set to air Thursday on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ ‘I don’t think we’re ever exactly on the same page 100 percent.’” She didn’t specify where she disagrees.
But one issue might be stem-cell research. Here’s what she said about it in 2004: "I am in favor of stem cell research and I think it can be done morally and ethically," the wife of Gov. Mitt Romney said yesterday. "I think we need to learn more about it."