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Jerusalem - Romney: Newsweek Cover First For 'Wimp' Critique

Published on: July 29, 2012 04:30 PM
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 Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney leaving Downing Street after a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron 26 July 2012.  EPA/NEIL MUNNS Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney leaving Downing Street after a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron 26 July 2012.  EPA/NEIL MUNNS

Jerusalem - Mitt Romney says that if he worried about what reporters thought of him, he wouldn’t get much sleep.

He says he’s sleeping just fine.

The U.S. presidential candidate tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he isn’t sweating the upcoming Newsweek magazine cover that leads with “Romney: The Wimp Factor.”

He says the media tried a similar criticism of President George H.W. Bush. Romney says Bush “was a pretty great president” who was not a wimp.

A 1987 Newsweek profile featured a profile of then-Vice President Bush with the title — “Fighting the ‘Wimp Factor.’”

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Asked whether he had ever been called wimp, Romney says the Newsweek cover is a first.

Romney is in Israel on an international trip set to introduce him on the world stage.


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 Jul 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

He will probably get more votes by being called a wimp. It will wipe out that whole bully image of Romney from high school. But really, I would call him a schlub.

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 05:27 PM Chuna Says:

Libera media will stop at nothing. "Wimp factor?" that means you can't find any dirt. Obama is a wimp vis-a-vis Arab states. So I guess for the libs it takes one to know one.

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 06:46 PM Doc Says:

The whole Newsweek magazine company was not able to be sold for less than the cover price of one issue.
I predict that soon the print edition will simply cease to exist.
People want news- not some extreme liberal slanted editorial on every page.

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 07:03 PM georgewashingtonbridge Says:

Back in 1980, the Boston Globe accidentally published 161,000 weekday papers that had, on the -editorial- page, a complaint about Jimmy Carter titled, "Mush from the Wimp." This was seen as such an insult to the sitting President that the Globe actually sent trucks around town to recall unsold copies.

Interesting to see how low journalistic standards have sunk since then.

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 08:11 PM esther Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

He will probably get more votes by being called a wimp. It will wipe out that whole bully image of Romney from high school. But really, I would call him a schlub.

a schlub?! you should look like such a schlub.

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM comment 1 Says:

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esther Says:

a schlub?! you should look like such a schlub.

Esther, I think I hit a home run!

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM a nelson Says:

this from the $1 rag that claimed "America is Back" in 2010

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 Jul 29, 2012 at 11:52 PM Mark Levin Says:

Will the same newsweek, a rag I wouldn't even line a birdcage with ( I don't have one anyway!) call obama the dimmist bulb in any room? That's what he is!

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 Jul 30, 2012 at 06:04 AM Newsweek Says:

Well... You do remember that when Newsweek called George H.W. Bush a “Wimp” he went on to win the election...

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 Jul 30, 2012 at 09:18 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Mitt dodged the Vietnam draft by hiding in a Paris mansion for almost three years. I do not require my president to have served in uniform. I simply point out that neither Mitt nor Obama have done so.

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