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Vote 08: Romney visits Long Beach family

January 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Mitt Romney is in California trying to get back on track after two losses to McCain. Governor Mitt Romney visited a Long Beach home for a "kitchen table discussion."

The Bennett family has two children and have many issues that they are concerned about. They asked Gov. Romney Thursday morning about health care and taxes.

They also shared with Gov. Romney their concerns about how they are going to be able to pay for college tuition, as well as their own retirement.

Romney talked about his economic plans which is an issue that effects many Californians at this time because of the poor housing market and the growing number of foreclosures.

Romney said that he doesn't necessarily believe that the government should change the terms of loans, but he does say that the FHA should get involved to help homeowners.

He also managed to take a jab at Senator John McCain.

"That is the plan that I have to dramatically expand the ability of the FHA to guarantee loans so people who are in trouble on their mortgages have a place to turn. That I would contrast quite starkly with Senator McCain's comments. Last night I think he underscored something he said a number of times before which is the economy is not his strong suit. I think his answer last night to this very question only tends to underscore that," said Gov. Mitt Romney.

Romney has many challenges in California and that is why he is campaigning hard. He will be in Orange County Thursday and will then end his day in San Diego.

 

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