Wednesday, August 1, 2012

UK: Romney defends "culture" comment attacks Obama about saving auto industry

The Guardian

Mitt Romney defends Israel 'culture' comments as he lags in the polls
Republican hopeful asks 'What exactly accounts for prosperity if not culture?' as polls show him behind in three swing states
Mitt Romney in Warsaw
Mitt Romney. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida voters said Obama was more likely to care about their 'needs and problems'. Photograph: East News/Rex Features
Mitt Romney returned from his contentious foreign tour to face bleak news in the opinion polls. But one of his first acts was to defend widely condemned comments he made in Jeruslam that appeared to suggest Israel was more economically successful than the Palestinian territories because it has forged a superior culture.

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