Interviewed by Fox's Brett Baier, Mitt Romney responded to critics, including DNC speaker John Kerry, conservative Bill Kristol and Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, who complained about his omitting mention of Afghanistan and U.S. troops at the RNC. Romney explained to Baier, "You talk about the things that you think are important." Romney also told Baier about his supporting aid to the military, as if that is the same as paying tribute to those actually serving in uniform. This lack of emphasis on real people, though, is to be expected from someone who believes that "corporations are people." Watch:
BAIER: To hear several speakers in Charlotte … they were essentially saying that you don’t care about the U.S. military because you didn’t mention U.S. troops and the war in Afghanistan in your nomination acceptance speech. … Do you regret opening up this line of attack, now a recurring attack, by leaving out that issue in the speech.
ROMNEY: I only regret you’re repeating it day in and day out. When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important and I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president’s decision to cut our military. And I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing.