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Campaign 2012

Cameron Wants to Stay Out of U.S. Race


President Barack Obama and Britain Prime Minister David Cameron attend the Mississippi Valley State game against Western Kentucky in a first round NCAA tournament basketball game, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at University of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

After becoming a brief focal point in the presidential election, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that although he finds Mitt Romney “a very capable man,” he wants to stay out of the American race.

“I'm not going to get involved in U.S. politics," Cameron said on NBC’s Today. "You guys will decide who’s your president. It's in our interest to work with whoever wins that contest.”


Last month, Cameron responded to Romney’s concerns about the London Olympics, calling certain events “disconcerting.” Cameron responded with wit, taking a jab at the Salt Lake City Games, and getting the attention of the American press.

“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron said at the time. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”

Cameron often praises his close relationship with President Obama. The two have attended basketball games together and held ceremonies on the White House lawn. Cameron said on Friday that they have special chemistry and friendship.


“I work very closely with president Obama. I admire him a huge amount and I enjoy working with him,” he said, adding that “you want to have a personal relationship because you're talking about deep problems. You're talking about big challenges and you want to have trust.”

Whoever the president is, however, Cameron said he will work with him.

“I will work with whoever the American people elect as your president,” he said. “I will be straight in there wanting to work with you because we have so many things we need to do together.”

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