07 Jan '12, 9pm

Romney assails Obama, urges supporters to vote

Romney assails Obama, urges supporters to vote

DERRY, New Hampshire: Days from New Hampshire's bellwether primary, Mitt Romney and his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday wooed voters and prepared to clash in a pair of debates just 12 hours apart. The former Massachusetts governor told a crowd of hundreds in a private high school gymnasium here that President Barack Obama was wrong to announce plans for a leaner military in a time of belt-tightening in Washington. "I want a military that's superior to anyone else in the world by a wide margin," he said here. "A military that's extraordinarily strong, superior to others, keeps others from doing dangerous things that would threaten us." Romney was reacting to Obama's plans, announced at the Pentagon Thursday, to refit the US military to face down possible challenges from Iran or China with air and naval power, while virtually ruling out any futu...

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