Mitt Romney: What is this election's most dangerous idea?

Question: What is the most dangerous idea you’ve heard in this campaign?

Mitt Romney: Let’s see. Well there are a lot of ideas that I disagree with. Perhaps the most frightening was Hillary Clinton saying she had a million good ideas for America that we just can’t afford. You know we can’t afford Hillary Clinton’s million good ideas, although Charlie Rangel is trying to raise taxes enough to give her the money she wants. Probably the most dangerous idea we heard, however, came from Barack Obama – his insistence that we just pull out of Iraq, regardless of the consequences, without thinking about what would happen if Iraq became a safe haven for Al Qaeda. A dangerous thought. And then compounding that by saying that he would, in his first year, dignify Castro, Ahmadinejad, Hassad, Kim Jong-il, some of the great tyrants of our world with his personal presence as President of the United States. That is something which is also perhaps not as dangerous as it is alarming and disappointing.

Recorded on: 11/26/07

 

Hillary's ideas are too expensive, and Obama's are far too dangerous.

Related Articles

To save us, half of Earth needs to be given to animals

We're more dependent on them than we realize.

(Photo Lily on Unsplash)
Surprising Science
  • Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
  • A natural climate strategy we often forget.
  • Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
Keep reading Show less

New infographics show how cigarette smokers are socially penalized

There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.

(Porch)
Sex & Relationships
  • The home improvement company Porch recently polled 1,009 people on their feelings about smoking.
  • The company recently published the results as infographics.
  • In terms of dating, 80 percent of nonsmokers find the habit a turnoff
Keep reading Show less

The "catch" to being on the keto diet

While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.

Brendan Hoffman / Getty
Surprising Science
  • Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
  • There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
  • One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep reading Show less