Wednesday, May 30 2012, 07:24 PM MDT
Romney Begins Campaigning As Presidential Nominee
(KUTV) Mitt Romney campaigned in the swing state of Nevada Tuesday while voters in the Texas Primary handed him enough delegates to win the GOP's nominee for President.
In a statement, Romney said he is honored and humbled, adding, "We will settle for nothing less than getting America back on the path to full employment and prosperity."
The former Massachusetts governor will now spend the summer before the Republican convention raising money and trying to convince voters President Obama doesn't deserve a second term.
"We need presidents who understand how the economy works,” said Romney. “Day to day, small business, middle size business, big business. I do. I want to use that experience to get us to work again."
But Romney is also dealing with controversy. Real estate tycoon Donald Trump keeps questioning President Obama's birth certificate even though most people accept the President was born in Hawaii.
The President's supporters put out an internet video criticizing Romney for not distancing himself from Trump . It shows John McCain defending the president's citizenship during the 2008 campaign. In one clip, a McCain supporter says Obama is an Arab to which McCain replies, “No ma’am. No ma’am.”
And the Obama campaign issued a statement saying Romney lacks the backbone to stand up to Trump because “he's so concerned about lining his campaign pockets.”
President Obama did not campaign Tuesday and has no campaign events scheduled Wednesday.
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