In a subsequent interview with Ohio’s WJW-TV, a reporter did ask Romney about Biden’s statement. “My view is that marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s a position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point,” Romney replied. When the reporter began to ask another question, he added, “Or ever, by the way.”
The former Massachusetts governor also did not directly address another dominant topic in the news--the weekend's elections in Greece and France, in which voters sent a message of disdain for tough austerity measures imposed on both countries to rescue their faltering economies.
"We're going to take America in a very different place," Romney said, repeating a theme that he has raised before. Obama is "taking America on a path towards Europe. Europe's not working there. It’s not going to work here. Europe is in real trouble. As their debts mount, as people demand more and more from government, government has to borrow more and more to satisfy their demands."
In an interview with Cleveland TV station WOIO taped before Monday's rally, Romney used a question about the French elections as an opportunity to bring up Vladimir Putin's reassuming his role as Russia's president for the third time.
"I think the president of our country has to be able to work with people of other nations even when we respectfully disagree with nations, such as Russia," he said. "We certainly have disagreements with Mr. Putin. We will have disagreements with the Chinese from time to time, with others around the world. But our differences in political philosophy should not prevent us from being able to have a dialogue, except of course in the most extreme cases such as Kim Jong Un, Fidel Castro, and people of that ilk, who have taken postures so extreme that a dialogue has not been especially fruitful at this stage."
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