Romney Predicts Two Wins on Tuesday
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined “Fox News Sunday” to discuss his chances for winning the Arizona and Michigan primaries, the recent rise in violence in Afghanistan, and to detail his new tax plan.
Some are calling Tuesday’s primary contest in Michigan a “must win” for Romney, as it’s his home state and he won there by 9 points back in 2008. Although he was trailing former Senator Rick Santorum at the beginning of the week, Romney now says he’s poised for an important win.
He said, “I'm planning on winning here in Michigan and also in Arizona. Obviously, that will be huge for us if we're able to do, particularly having come from so far behind here in Michigan. But I'm convinced I'm going to become the nominee.”
On Afghanistan, Romney said that the transition effort is not going well and attributed it to a series of announcements by the president on the US’s troop withdrawal plan. He also criticized the president’s apology for the recent burning of the Koran by US soldiers.
On Friday, Governor Romney gave a speech outlining his new tax plan. The candidate continually hammered home the point that his plan calls for lowering the marginal tax rate for everyone.
A couple of slip ups out on the campaign trail keep reinforcing the criticisms that the former governor is out of touch. When asked about the recent gaffes, Romney replied, “If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy. Because I’ve been extraordinarily successful, and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.”