Romney: Obama shouldn't use bin Laden in campaign

Romney: Obama shouldn't use bin Laden in campaign

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney while speaking to the media after visiting a firehouse on May 1, 2012 in New York City. The pair visited Engine 24 Ladder 5, a firehouse which lost many of its firemen during the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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by BETH FOUHY

Associated Press

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:03 PM

 

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama shouldn't use the killing of Osama bin Laden as fodder for negative campaigning.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee spoke to reporters after visiting a New York City fire house that lost 11 men in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Romney was joined by Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor at the time.

Romney praised Obama for ordering the raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan a year ago.

But he says Obama shouldn't use the anniversary to draw distinctions between the two presidential candidates and whether Romney would have given the same order as Obama.

Obama's advisers have pointed to past comments by Romney suggesting he would not have made bid Laden's killing a priority.

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