Friday, June 29, 2007

Governor Romney Visits Pittsburgh

In The News

In Visit Here, Mitt Romney Hails Defeat Of Immigration Bill

By: James O'Toole
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised the U.S. Senate's defeat of immigration legislation yesterday, saying that the abortive deliberations over the measure supported by President Bush and Mr. Romney's rival, U.S. Sen. John McCain, demonstrated that Washington was out of touch with the American people.

"The Republican presidential candidate offered his anti-Washington message as he headed to a fund-raising reception at the Duquesne Club. "'The failure of this bill is related to the failure of Washington politicians to connect with the American people,' he said in a brief airport news conference. 'And finally the people's voice was loud enough and clear enough that the politicians had to retreat.'" ...

"In a Senate speech this week, Sen. Richard Lugar, senior Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, voiced doubt about the administration's 'surge'' strategy, contending that it was time to fundamentally change the nation's plan for the future of Iraq. "'I think it's a little early to make that call,' Mr. Romney said. 'The Congress and the president have expressed support for Gen. [David] Petraeus to use the troop surge to provide security in Baghdad and Anbar province ...

Gen. Petraeus is going to be back reporting in September. I'd like to hear what he has to say, unless there is some surprise in the interim.'" ...

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