Romney: Don't Wish Failure on Obama

Ex-gov urges GOP to remember president isn't always wrong
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 6:17 AM CDT
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the California Republican Spring Convention in Sacramento, Calif., earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File)
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(Newser) – Opposing President Obama shouldn't be a reflex response for Republicans, Mitt Romney told party members at the Republican Senatorial Committee’s spring dinner last night. The former Massachusetts governor spent most of his speech laying into Obama's policies, but also had some words of praise for the president's actions on Iraq, Afghanistan, and the auto industry, the Hill reports.

"I think its important for us to nod to the president when he’s right,” said Romney, who is seen as a 2012 presidential contender. “He will not always be wrong.”