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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Romney: Court Decision Won't Be 'Activist'

April 3, 2012

As Wisconsin voters head to the polls, GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday declined to say anything about his opponents for the nomination. Consistent with a recent strategy, he leveled attacks instead against President Obama, saying that he is “consumed with trying to find someone to blame for an extraordinarily failed presidency.” Romney also dismissed Obama’s assertion on Monday that if the Supreme Court struck down his health care law it would be the actions of an activist Court.

On Fox & Friends, Romney reacted to news that Obama would be delivering a speech on the economy. “He’s trying to find someone to blame, some scapegoat that he can point to and say, 'This is the person responsible,' ” Romney said. “The truth is, the buck stops at his desk, and it’s time he realizes it.”

While Romney's main opponent for the nomination, Rick Santorum, said that a longer race would be good for the party, Romney would only say, “The right thing for us is to get a nominee as soon as we can.”

 

As for recent polls that show Romney falling behind Obama among women voters, he said, “I believe the way we’re going to get women voters on our side of the column is talking about how we’re going to get this economy going again.”

On Obama's assertion that a Supreme Court decision striking down the health care law might be judicial activism, Romney dismissed such claims. "An activist court is one that departs from the Constitution and begins legislating from the bench," he said. "In this case, the Court is doing the job they were put in place to do." He sad that if they strike down the individual mandate or the law altogether, "that will not be an activist Court, that will be a Court following the Constitution."

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