Romney son compares Obama in debate to ‘obstinate child’

Romney and sons

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 04: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) speaks as his sons (L-R) Matt Romney, Craig Romney, Tagg Romney and Josh Romney look on during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. One day after the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney spoke to the CPAC before heading to Virginia to campaign with his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney’s sons have reportedly taken greater control of his campaign. And they’ve also begun to speak up more on the stump. In fact, Josh Romney had quite a bit to say about his father’s recent debate, which continues to thrill the GOP base.

Here’s what Josh Romney told a crowd in Iowa on Tuesday:

“I don’t know if you guys saw the debate last week,” Josh Romney said, as the crowd cheered and applauded. “I take a lot of pride in that, because — I don’t know if you noticed, but I was — me and my brothers were responsible for my dad doing so well. We were the ones, as kids, that kept saying the same thing over and over. And we’d say the same lie over and over. And my dad learned then, not to believe it. While we didn’t go to any of the formal debate preparation, we did the real hard stuff.

“So as a father, he learned how to debate an obstinate child. We had a lot of fun, we had a lot of fun watching the debate.”

As Talking Points Memo points out, Mitt Romney took a similar swipe at the president during the debate.

Read more at TPM.

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