Politics

Video: Mitt Romney Complains About Doing Fundraising, Blames Pres. Obama

| by Michael Allen

Speaking on his campaign plane, on Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told CNN that he wanted to spend time meeting people face-to-face in swing states, but has to jet around doing fundraising because President Obama has raised so much money.

While Romney chose not accept public financing for his presidential campaign, which would place limits on total campaign money, he blamed President Obama for doing just as he had.

Romney said: "I’d far rather be spending my time out in the key swing states campaigning, door-to-door if necessary, but at rallies and various meetings. But fundraising is a part of politics when your opponent decides not to live by the federal spending limits."

ThinkProgress.org reports:

In a January Republican primary debate, Romney called for repeal of all campaign limits, saying “Wouldn’t it be nice if people could give what they’d like to to campaigns and campaigns could run their own ads and take responsibility for them?”