Mitt Romney Dodges on the Debt Ceiling
Mitt Romney gave antoday to the debt-ceiling question
“The answer for the country is for the president to agree to cut federal spending and cap federal spending and put into place a balanced budget amendment,” said Romney. “That for me is the line in the sand.”
“It is within the president’s power to say to the leadership in the house and the senate that ‘I’ll cut spending I’ll cap the amount of spending and I’ll pursue a balanced budget amendment and if the president were to do that this whole debt limit problem goes away,” he said.
Notice that Romney did not say what he thought Republican members of Congress should do. He's punting on the issue. Meaning - he doesn't want to oppose the House Republicans, but he sure is not endorsing them.